About the Help Book
The Help Book is a directory of human and social services in the Champaign-Urbana area. The Help Book is produced by Family Service, a private, not-for-profit organization. It is available in print. The online help book is no longer available and has been phased out effective April 1, 2014.
You can pick up free print copies of the Help Book at the following locations:
Family Service, 405 S. State St., Champaign, IL
C-U Public Health, 201 N. Kenyon Rd., Champaign, IL
The online version can be accessed here:
http://helpbook.famservcc.org/ The help book online is no longer available effective April 1, 2014.
An archive version of the online site can be accessed here: http://web.archive.org/web/20130527155814/http://helpbook.famservcc.org/ The site page states it was last updated in January of 2013, so some information will likely be outdated.
"For information about human services in Champaign County, please call 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service is available 24/7/365.
Family Service First Call for Help continues to provide short-term emergency assistance and advocacy for those who need additional help to access community services and resources. For assistance call 217-352-6300." - "Help Book Online Retired" at www.helpsource.org
Other Available Online Resources
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There is a short list of resources on HelpSource's Champaign County site here: http://www.helpsource.org/by-county/champaign-county/
A possibly invaluable item on this site is a commmunity resource guide that is a little out of date... It can be found here.