The Human Services Council of Champaign County is an association of over 40 public and private not-for-profit organizations and individual community members seeking to develop and improve human services.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office at 801 N. Country Fair Dr. in Champaign. Membership is open to service providers and to interested individuals.
Membership is made up of service providers serving a variety of populations, including case workers, early childhood specialists, government employees, client advocates, youth mentors, school personnel, counselors, social workers, agency directors and program managers as well as interested community members.
The Council develops and improves human services through:
- Advocacy for selected community projects and concerns.
- The exchange of information between organizations.
- Providing community education concerning needs and programs.
- Encouragement of cooperation between organizations.
Benefits of membership include:
- Access to the HSC listserv for discussion of timely issues related to human services, up to date information on local services and announcements of upcoming events.
- Opportunities to network with fellow service providers.
- Access to the HSC mailing list of over 60 local human service organizations.
- Voting rights.
After several years of meeting informally at the Lincoln Square Mall food court in Urbana, a group of Human Services agency workers recognized the value of their informal meetings. In (Circa) 1974, these local professionals formed the association that we now recognize as the Human Services Council of Champaign County. Our HSC pioneers: Pat Chapel, Dean Hale, Shirley Stillenger, Joan Lathrop and others.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 2072, Station A, Champaign, IL 61825