Centralized Intake for Homeless (CIH) Walk-In Assessments

***Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the RPC is taking certain precautions to protect its employees and the clients they serve. With that said, the Centralized Intake for Homeless walk-in hours held on Tuesdays from 12-4pm at The Phoenix will be suspended until further notice.***

If you are experiencing homelessness and live in Champaign County, CIH may be able to connect you to a homeless assistance program that can help.

You are strongly encouraged to bring:

  • Verification of your homeless situation (for example, a letter from someone like a case manager or friend stating where you are currently sleeping; it must include the date and their contact information)
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card(s)
  • Birth certificate of minor child(ren)
  • Disability verification (if applicable)

When a homeless assistance program has a vacancy and you are the next eligible household based on the prioritization established by the Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless, you will be referred to the homeless assistance program. Each homeless assistance program has individual and specific eligibility requirements.


The Phoenix Drop-in Center

70 E. Washington Street, Champaign

Tuesdays 12–4pm


Illinois workNet Center

1307 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign

Thursdays 9am–12pm


Salt & Light

1819 S. Philo Road, Urbana

Mondays 3–6pm


Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County**

520 E. Wabash Ave., Ste. 1, Rantoul

Every 4th Wednesday 8:30-10:30am

**ONLY rent assistance (homeless prevention) pre-screenings will be provided at this location. If you are currently experiencing homelessness, there will be an opportunity to schedule an intake appointment with the CIH specialist at a later date.