Austin's Place: An Emergency Shelter for Homeless Women
Austin's Place is the only emergency shelter for single women in Champaign County. Austin’s Place operates solely on volunteer effort - from volunteers who stay overnight, transport guests, do laundry, make phone calls, advertise, collect donations, etc. Dedicated service meets significant needs and provides valuable support to all the guests that come through our doors. We are thankful for all the faithful volunteers who so generously give their time, energy, prayers, and financial support! Austin's Place happens because of our volunteers!
Austin's Place's will be open for the 12th season on December 1, 2018.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb
Besides providing beds of shelter, Austin's Place has been active in our community, advocating for those who may not have an address. Read more about it here!
Want to help with Austin's Place?
We appreciate volunteers that make Austin's Place run. If you would like to volunteer, visit our
Volunteers Welcome Page
for opportunities and fill out the contact form!
For more information, contact:
First United Methodist Church (FUMC)
210 W. Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
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THANK YOU TO PANERA for partnering with us for a fundraiser on Monday, September 17, 2018. And THANK YOU to everyone who supported us and/or participated in the event! There were 24 orders, which resulted in raising $77 for Austin's Place!