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Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Courage! Please consider celebrating mothers and women everywhere with a gift to Courage Connection. With your donation of $25 or more, we will send a Mother’s Day card to the women in your life who inspire you. To ensure Mother’s Day cards are received by Mother’s Day, we appreciate if donations are received by May 5th. Get started...

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Spread the Holiday Cheer!

Spread the Holiday Cheer!

  Every day, women and children turn to Courage Connection for safety and support.  This holiday season is no different.  The holidays can be a very difficult time for women and their children living in our shelters without nearby family and friends. Thank you for your past participation in Courage Connection’s Adopt-a-Family program.  As you know, the Adopt-a-Family program can make the holidays warm and...

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RFP/RFQ for Insurance Coverage

RFP/RFQ for Insurance Coverage

Courage Connection would like to announce that we are seeking two bids: (1) RFP for Property & Casualty, bids due 5pm on 6/17/2016 (2) RFQ for Health & Welfare, bids due 5pm on7/15/2016 Details can be downloaded from Dropbox. Attached you will find: The RFP and RFQ, including schedules and contact informaiton Tax information Audit information Loss runs Sample coverage apps (TravelersJ & Hanover) If...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Learn more. Get involved. Be an advocate. Together, we help survivors succeed. Did you know 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? Still think domestic violence is someone else’s business? This October join Courage Connection in making domestic violence YOUR business. Down below is our calendar of events for DVAM – please join us! THURSDAY, OCT 1ST...

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Schwan’s Cares – Support Courage Connection!

Schwan’s Cares – Support Courage Connection!

The Schwan’s Cares Program is designed for individuals to give back to their community while enjoying all of their favorite Schwan’s foods. Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious items to choose from, and items are conveniently delivered to your door. For every Schwan’s purchase, Courage Connection will receive 20% during our 45-day campaign starting September 1, 2015! It doesn’t stop there – Courage Connection will...

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Financial Empowerment for Survivors

Financial Empowerment for Survivors

Courage Connection, with the help of the Allstate Foundation and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is offering classes aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence overcome economic challenges and achieve financial independence. Money and financial stability can play a role in whether victims leave their abusers. When an individual faces leaving their financial security, which could include their home, income, benefits, etc., it can be devastating. The All...

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Courage Connection Partners with Virtual Legal Clinic

Courage Connection Partners with Virtual Legal Clinic

Leaving an abusive relationship is only the first step. Survivors can face an uphill battle when they seek justice through the legal system. Abusers often control the family’s finances—making it extremely difficult for the survivor to retain legal representation equal to that of her abuser. Additionally, facing an abuser in court is intimidating and can lead to a survivor being further re-victimized. And it can...

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Connections for a safer, stronger community

Connections for a safer, stronger community

Seeking to better understand and serve Champaign’s Northwest District, Lt. David Shaffer analyzed the data. What he found surprised and disturbed him. In 2012 Champaign police responded to over 1900 domestic disturbance calls, and over 500 of those calls came from Shaffer’s Northwest District. Even more troubling were the number of repeat offenders (three or more reports) on the list. He quickly realized, “I can’t...

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Call Us Courage Connection!

Call Us Courage Connection!

Welcome to Courage Connection.  The Center for Women in Transition and A Woman’s Place joined forces in 2010, and today we are pleased to announce a new name and a new look for our agency.  We provide shelter and supportive services for domestic violence victims and homeless women and children, retail training for parolees, affordable permanent housing, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and an amazing thrift store...

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