About Courage Connection

Courage Connection | Safety. Support. Success.

Our mission: to provide a continuum of services so that individuals and families can achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

A family’s immediate safety is intimately connected to their long-term success.
A community’s stability is threatened when any family is in danger.
At Courage Connection, we get the connection.


What we do:

Courage Connection provides housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence. We believe in the right of every person to safety and the potential of every person for success

Services provided, Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018)

  • 19,004 Shelter Nights provided
  • 904 Calls on the Hotline
  • 210 Women, 144 Children & 6 Men Received Shelter
  • 159 Women, 13 Girls, 4 Men & 11 Boys Received Domestic Violence Counseling
  • 341 Women & 12 Men Utilized Court Advocacy Services
  • 203 Orders of Protection Granted
  • 20 Women, 17 Children & 3 Men Began Path to Success through Housing .

How we are funded:

We receive funding from a variety of state, federal and local government agencies addressing the needs of the homeless and victims of domestic violence. We are a proud Champaign County United Way Community Partner Agency. We also have strong local support from individuals, businesses, religious institutions, and civic organizations who believe in our mission and in our clients. Private donations from these sources account for around 10%-15% of our funding.

Courage Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations to Courage Connection are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our FEIN is 37-1346397.