Help Book Online retired

Effective April 1, 2014, the Help Book Online is no longer available.

For information about human services in Champaign County, please call 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service is available 24/7/365.

Family Service First Call for Help continues to provide short-term emergency assistance and advocacy for those who need additional help to access community services and resources. For assistance call 217-352-6300.

New Support Group Directory Now Available!

July 2013 — The print 2013-14 Support Group Directory, produced by the Self-Help Center at Family Service, lists over 200 support and self-help groups in Champaign and surrounding counties. The Support Group Directory provides descriptions and contact information for a wide variety of groups that are free of charge and address an array of issue areas such as parenting, addictions, physical and emotional abuse, mental health and health.  Please feel free to copy and disseminate as needed.

Download 2013-2014_Support_Group_Directory (PDF).

The Self-Help Center at Family Service also maintains this indexed listing of Self Help Groups online .

Family Yellow Pages for Vermilion County, Illinois

May 2013 — The Family Yellow Pages is a directory of resources families in Vermilion County, Illinois, and is made available by the United Way of Danville Area, Inc. Success By 6&tm; program. It is provided to ensure that expecting families and those with very young children have an opportunity to receive the services they need.

The index of services includes: Abuse/Family Violence, After School Programs, Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Child Development/Education, Counseling/Mental Health, Education/Job Training, Emergencies/Hot Lines, Family Planning/Pregnancy, Food/Clothing/Housing, General Information about Community Programs, Libraries, Medical Facilities/Clinics, Non-Emergency Important Numbers, Parent/Guardian Resource & Assistance, Recreation/Activities, and Transportation.

Download the PDF of the Family Yellow Pages.

For more information, call the United Way of Danville Area Community Help Line at 217-442-3512 or visit the website at www.unitedwayda.com. Thank you!

Community Media Directory Update

January 2013 — An updated version of the Community Media Directory, A Resource Listing of Print and Broadcast Media in and around Champaign County, Illinois, is now available for download as a printable PDF. Updated October 2012 by Carle Foundation Hospital.

The Community Media Directory provides detailed contact information for area media outlets and is designed for non-profits looking to place PSAs, community calendars items and other community announcements. It is provided as a community service and is not restricted in any way. Please feel free to copy and disseminate as needed.

Download Community Media Directory 2012 (PDF).

Transition Services Directory Aids Young Adults

January 2012 – The Transition Services Directory is designed to assist in the transition from high school to adult life for the youth of Champaign County. Its main purpose is to provide a user-friendly directory of resources that are available in our area for youth, both during and after high school. The contents include information about organizations providing services in the following areas: educational services, financial support, health care, support services, recreation and leisure, residential services, transportation, and vocational services. The directory was developed by the Transition Planning Committee (TPC) of Champaign County, Resource Directory Subcommittee.

Download the PDF of Transition Services Directory (400K).