Johnathan Hettinger/For CU-CitizenAccess.org –The only domestic violence shelter in Champaign-Urbana has had to turn away hundreds of women and children because it does not have enough room, and the problem is only getting worse, according to shelter statistics. Isak Griffiths, the executive director of the shelter, Courage Connection, said the organization currently does not have the resources to expand its services. But the organization is beginning a strategic planning process to help determine the best way to grow its services, Griffiths said. In fiscal year 2013, the organization received $1,368,912 in government grants and $634,130 in other contributions, gifts and grants, but it was not enough. Where to get help
Domestic Violence Hotline: (217) 384-4390
Toll free: (877) 384-4390
The shelter is routinely near, at or over capacity, said its former director of programs, Katie Sissors Harmon last month.