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Looking for help?

This YWCA does not provide shelter or crisis services.
Please contact our sister organizations below for help. All services listed below are confidential.
  • CALL 2-1-1   2-1-1 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. Highly trained 2-1-1 call specialists and the online portal are available 24/7 to help individuals locate health and human service assistance during times of non-emergency crisis and for everyday needs. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255) 
  • Trevor Project Hotline: 866-488-7386
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800−799−7233
  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse): 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 866-331-9474

Champaign-Urbana Resources

Courage Connection helps domestic violence victims and homeless women in east central Illinois. Services are provided help to anyone experiencing domestic violence. Shelter and services are confidential and free-of-charge. 

Domestic Violence Hotline: (217) 384-4390 or (877) 384-4390

RACES (Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services)

RACES is the community-based rape crisis center serving East-Central Illinois. We provide free, confidential services to anyone who has been affected by sexual assault, abuse, or harassment. 

24-hour crisis line: (217) 384-4444 or (877) 236-3727

The University of Illinois Women's Resources Center is a designated, confidential, resource for University of Illinois student, faculty, and staff survivors, and their support person(s), related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). 


To schedule a free appointment, call (217) 333-3137 or email, or just stop in during our office hours from 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday. 


** Please note service availability may be altered due to COVID-19.


Updated service availability can be accessed here.

Additional resources for students can be found here
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