Community Essentials

Community Essentials

Working together to help people meet their needs

Food. Water. Housing. Healthcare. Clothing. Identification. Access to technology. These are the critical things people need to thrive in our world today. With 45% of our households struggling to make ends meet, our community must have a strong safety net. United Way is committed to providing long-term support for community essentials. Together we can prevent crisis, provide stability, and support those navigating a complex social service system.

 

Community Essentials Grants

In 2021, United Way awarded $588,000 in grants to local programs to provide essential supports across the community. 

Community Essential Grant Program Operator
211 - Get Connected, Get Help PATH
Assistance with Identification and Documents Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Bridge to Subsidized Housing Utility Assistance Program Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Champaign County Home Delivered Meals PeaceMeal
Champaign County Food Fund Eastern Illinois Foodbank
Community Living Developmental Services Center
Emergency Shelter for Families Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
HomeCare Family Service of Champaign County
Legal Help for Champaign County Homeowners Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Legal Help for Champaign County Public Benefits Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Meals on Wheels Family Service of Champaign County
Medical Care for Low-Income Adults Promise Healthcare
Medical Care for Low Income Children Promise Healthcare
The Resource Connection Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County
Senior Counseling & Advocacy Family Service of Champaign County
Senior Transportation Family Service of Champaign County
SmileHealthy Dental Center Promise Healthcare
Support for Immigrant Families The Refugee Center
Tax+ Options Counseling CRIS Healthy Aging

Community Building Work

Emergency Shelter for Families

Year-round Overnight Shelter for Men and Women

 

United Way Projects

211 - Get Connected, Get Help

Farmers Feeding Families