C-U at Home Champaign
70 East Washington
Champaign, IL 61820
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing
The Phoenix Daytime Drop-In center is the centerpiece of our ministry, bringing our friends without an address together with our friends from the community. We are open from noon-5pm, every Tuesday-Friday, and we welcome you to join us. Located at 70 E. Washington Street in Champaign, The Phoenix is a casual, welcoming space with a living room, computers, board games, musical instruments, and most importantly, companionship. We invite you to join us this week. You’re sure to make new friends while you learn more about the challenges and victories facing those who don’t have a bed to sleep in tonight.
C-U at Home operates a six bed Men's Recovery House, a two bed Women's House, a three-bed "Step-Above" house, and small Family House. Residents stay for 6-12 months and are provided with weekly case management and a spiritual adviser. Our goal with each resident is to support, encourage, and mentor them so that they can successfully become more independent, self-sufficient, and enjoy a stable life on their own in the future. Our application process is generally a three step process, involving a C-U at Home employee and professional case worker. Following these steps, our Housing Team will determine whether or not the program would be a good fit for the individual. If you would like to begin this process, please call our Housing Coordinator at 217-888-0329. In an effort to stay true to our empowerment model, we ask that all residents pay a small program fee while living in the C-U at Home houses. This fee is on a sliding scale depending on how many hours the individual works in a given week. If the resident is not working, no program fees are required but searching for employment is a requirement. Our residents go to work each week, meet with a professional case worker, spiritual adviser and attend recovery meetings that are suited to the individual (as outlined in final agreement). Each resident is asked to enter into a 6-12 month agreement with C-U at Home. We feel that in that time, the resident can begin to develop the skills needed to live independently and gain a feeling of self sufficiency. Since each resident is required to save a percentage of their earning with each paycheck, this time period also allows the residents to save up anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Residents may be allowed to stay for a shorter or longer amount of time but these would be handled on a case-by-case basis.Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing - Family
Helpful Definitions For C-U at Home Champaign:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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