***Due to the ongoing national emergency with COVID-19, all RPC locations will be closed to the public through at least April 30, 2020, while our staff works remotely. Services for individuals and families currently enrolled in our programs will continue through technology such as phone calls. If you have a scheduled meeting, your case manager will contact you by phone. Please reach out to your assigned case manager with any questions. Click here to visit our special COVID-19 resources page.***
First Wave of Funds Distributed from Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund has granted $20,000 to local groups to provide housing assistance. This first wave of funds will help people who have lost wages or employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic stay in their homes.
All RPC Locations Closed to the Public Through at Least April 7 While Staff Works Remotely
Appointments for clients from various RPC programs will be conducted over the phone during the closure.
New Workforce Development Program Manager Sees Great Economic Potential for East Central Illinois
Cassandra Brown brings over 15 years of experience to the RPC as she leads the Workforce Development program based in Champaign County.
RPC Helps Put Champaign Mother and Family on a Path to Self-Sufficiency After a Traumatic Past
How grit, determination, and hard work made Asia Williams the RPC’s 2020 Families of Distinction Awardee.
The RPC Celebrates Social Work Month and the Many Social Workers Who Serve Our Clients Every Day
More than 35 of our employees serves as social workers in our Community Services and Early Childhood Education divisions. This month we thank them for all they do.
Transportation Concerns to be Addressed at Upcoming Meetings
Open to the public, the quarterly Human Service Transportation Plan meetings are set for March, June, September, and December around East Central Illinois
Annual Effort to Count People Experiencing Homelessness Underway in Champaign County
Volunteers recruited by the Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless will conduct the 2020 Point-in-Time count on Thursday, January 30
RPC Employee Wins Award for Outstanding New Social Worker
University of Illinois School of Social Work Alumni Association honors Annie Bruno for successfully transitioning from a great student into an accomplished professional social worker
Christmas Wish Comes True for Rantoul Teacher
Through their annual “Christmas Wishes” program, Mix 94.5 awarded Nichole Kitchens with $1,000 in December to purchase winter clothing and supplies for her classroom at the Rantoul Early Childhood Education Center.
Local Patrolman Gives Back to the RPC’s Workforce Development Program
Martinez completed his Law Enforcement degree in 2016 as a dislocated worker through the RPC’s Workforce Development program and returned to speak to local youth about the law enforcement pathway and personal safety.
- Children + Families We enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children while promoting family strengths for children’s long-term benefit.
- Disability Services We provide services and supports that are responsive to the unique needs of each individual and promote independence, inclusion, and self-determination.
- Energy Assistance We help low-income residents save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of their homes.
- Housing Support We facilitate housing stability by empowering those in poverty to find their path to self-sufficiency.
- Planning + Development We implement a range of projects addressing policy analysis, planning processes, economic development, and more.
- Transportation We coordinate transportation funding and develop transportation plans and engineering studies.
- Workforce Development We seek to meet the needs of businesses, job seekers, and those who want to further their careers.
- Youth We assess youth for risk factors and link them to support and restorative services within the community.