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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015


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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 melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

Homeless services see increase in people during winter months

By Brittney Nadler

December 10, 2014


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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 for homeless people become a necessity.  C-U at Home One of the many shelters in the area is C-U at Home...

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

One Winter Night raises funds for warming center

By Angelica Lavito

February 22, 2014


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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 the night outside from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. sleeping in cardboard boxes to experience what it is lik...