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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months
December 10, 2014

Simply walking down Green Street gives a glimpse into the level of homelessness in Champaign-Urbana, and as winter months approach and rumors of more polar vortices swirl around the country, safe havens...

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

Jolie Huang and Catherine Kemp, sophomores at the University of Illinois, speak to each other in their cardboard structure for One Winter Night, which happened in downtown Champaign, on Fri., Feb. 21st.
February 22, 2014

About 500 people sleep somewhere other than their home each night in Champaign County, according to C-U at Home’s website. C-U at Home hosted its third One Winter Night on Friday. Participants spent...

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