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Child-Care & Parenting Services

Several free and low-cost childcare options are available, both through the University and the local community. Be sure to check with each organization directly to verify eligibility requirements.

Child Development Laboratory

  • Website: cdl.illinois.edu
  • Address: 1105 W. Nevada St. Urbana
  • Phone: (217) 244-8622

The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is a university-based pre-school and child-care program that offers half-day preschool for 2 - 4 year-olds and full-day child-care for children ages 6-weeks to 4-years.

Orchard Downs Pre-School

Orchard Downs Pre-School is part of University Housing and follows the UIUC calendar. ODPS offers activities to enhance the social, emotional, physical and mental development of pre-school children. ODPS offers half-day and full-day pre-school for children ages 3 – 5.

Crisis Nursery

  • Website: www.crisisnursery.net
  • Address: 1309 W. Hill St. Urbana
  • Phone: (217) 337-2731
  • Emergency: (217) 337-2730

The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is a university-based pre-school and child-care program that offers half-day preschool for 2 - 4 year-olds and full-day child-care for children ages 6-weeks to 4-years.

Employment Assistance

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Illinois Department of Employment Security

  • Address: Stanley White / Veterans Outreach Program, 1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign
  • Phone: (217) 278-5700 x360
  • Email: stanley.white@illinois.gov

Champaign County Help Book Online

The Help Book Online is a comprehensive directory of human and social services that are available in Champaign County.

Human & Social Services

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

State Department of Veterans Affairs Champaign County Veterans Service Office (VSO)

  • Address: National Guard Armory, 600 East University, Room 102, Urbana, IL 61802
  • Phone: (217) 278-3388 or 278-3392

Some of the services provided by the VSO include:

  • Compensation Benefits & Document Assistance – combat and service-related bonus payments, disability claims, DD214 request
  • Survivor & Burial Benefits – graves registration, grave markers
  • Educational Benefits – GI Bill, Illinois Veterans Grant, Troops to Teachers, Scholarships
  • Employment Benefits – employment preference, Jobs for Vets Programs
  • Referral Assistance – facilitating access to federal VA health care & counseling services

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program

The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program provides free and confidential assistance for returning Illinois Veterans. Their goal is to help service members and their families deal with the emotional challenges they may be facing as they transition back to their daily lives.

Local & National Military Family Support

Department of Defense Military Family Support

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