Getting Help & Intake

Getting Help & Intake

The path to hope begins with finding someone who can help.

When a family is in crisis, it takes courage to ask for help. While Cunningham is a resource for some families, it’s important that the process begins close to home. Community mental health centers, school social workers, and local and national hotlines are all good places to start.

Cunningham Children’s Home accepts children and youth into our programs through referral and funding from agencies such as a local school district, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Residential Program Intake Contact:

Our Intake/Admissions Coordinator for our residential program is available by phone at 217.367.3728, ext. 281 to answer questions about our agency and about the referral process. Client referrals can be faxed to 217.367.5915.

Education Programs Intake Contacts:

CIRCLE Academy - Urbana: Linda Fox 217.367.3728, ext. 216

CIRCLE Academy - Vermilion: Linda Fox 217.367.3728, ext. 502

Community Programs Intake Contacts:

Transitional Living, Independent Living, ECHO Housing and Employment Support, Intensive Placement Stabilization (IPS), Project Parenthood: Penne Biggers 217.337.9059; Fax 217.367.5910

Vocational Options: Laura Reed-Sallee 217.337.9047; Fax: 217.367.5910

HopeSprings: Dawn Cluver 217.531.2360; Fax: 217.352.2635