Whether you are a brand new parent or have been at it for a while — whether you are a long-time Champaign-Urbana resident or are new to the area — we know that having access to resources is invaluable. Below please find links to various area agencies and organizations who are committed to offering assistance to families.
Increases access to quality child care services in the area though assistance in funding for child care as well as parent and provider resources.
Offers half- and full-day options and is available to all students; the program is part of Graduate and Family Housing.
Provides child care for children from infancy to age 4 and is part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Services.
Provides 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.
Provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care that allows them to continue working.
Offers a before- and after-school program providing a balance of recreation, educational and social opportunities.
Provides a safe supervised place for students kindergarten through fifth grade.
Provides an early childhood/preschool program for income-eligible children from 6 weeks to age 3 and Head Start programs for children 3-5 years old.
Health & Wellness
Offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare.
Provides holistic, free, and quality health care services.
Offers nutrition assessment, counseling, and supplemental food vouchers for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.
Delivers culturally sensitive health services to the families of the Family and Graduate Housing Community.
Provides an array of programs and services ranging from pregnancy care to child immunizations to dental care.
Provides free hearing evaluations for children (birth through graduation from high school) residing in Champaign and Ford counties.
Services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Provides pumps and other materials as well as support and education about lactation.
Provides detailed information about the student health insurance plan (including how to add dependents) and fees offered through the university.
For a list of available lactation spaces across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, please visit the Campus Lactation Space Guide (pdf) located at the Women’s Resources Center’s webpage.
Provides a "one-stop" source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life.
Shares information about family-friendly services, events and places in the area.
Provides comprehensive information on local resources.
Provides support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally community of Champaign County.
Free inspections and fittings of children’s car seats by appointment; eligible families may receive a new seat for $20. Additional general safety information can also be found on the site.
Provides counseling, professional training, and research related to the optimal development of infants and their families.
Offers counseling and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Yours, Mine, and Ours Kids Shop
Sells affordable second-hand children’s clothing; located at 1824 Glen Park Drive in Champaign.
Provides a variety of services including free maternity and baby clothes to those in need, emotional support and information/referrals.
Offers support and advocacy services, empowers women, strengthens alliances with men; committed to creating community within University of Illinois.
Provides education, promotion, and establishment of support groups and fosters relationships between community organizations, support groups and individuals.
Seeks to strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges and to thrive.
Serves the community by providing fitness facilities, day camps and numerous other valuable programs.
Offers access to an indoor playground.
Manages Champaign parks and offers recreational programs to residents of all ages.
Serves the community by providing fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous other programs.
Offers swim lessons, private rentals, public swim and other programs.
Identifies specific hours when children are allowed at the ARC and CRCE as well as associated membership fees.