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 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017)

  • 19,654 Shelter Nights provided
  • 826 Calls on the Hotline
  • 132 Women and 147 Children Received Shelter
  • 244 Women, 64 Girls, 9 Men and 60 Boys Received Domestic Violence Counseling
  • 228 Women and 17 Men Utilized Court Advocacy Services
  • 197 Orders of Protection Granted
  • 20 Women & 23 Children Began Path to Success through Housing Assistance Programs
  • 6 Men Received Shelter

Our 2016 Annual Report is available.


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.