Crossroads for Change: 2023 Community Report

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United Way of Champaign County's Community Report documents, in one location, an overview of data representing the human condition in our local community. 

2023 Report

Titled "A Crossroads for Change", the 2023 Report finds our community at a key post-pandemic crossroads. Together we have made strong progress in closing several of the gaps identified in the 2011 and 2015 Community Reports. Unfortunately, Champaign County still lags behind the state average in many of the critical human condition indicators. Published twice a decade, the latest report contains 35 graphs, charts, and data visualizations. It also contains an entirely new section on Violence Reduction.

The eight critical areas covered in the report are:

  • Basic Needs
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Family Support and Child Care
  • Education
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Mental Health Services and Child Well-Being
  • Violence Reduction
  • Employment and the Economy

Read the Report

Flip through the report on Issuu.

Download a PDF of the report (9MB).

Which direction will you take?

Our community is at a crossroads that requires change and innovative approaches to longstanding challenges. Solving critical societal needs requires the business community, higher education, policymakers, human service providers, grantmakers, and neighbors to be United. This is the key role United Way of Champaign County plays - as a convener and common table, we are open and welcoming to all who desire to create positive change and lasting impact. Solutions require everyone - especially neighbors from communities most impacted.

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