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Serving refugees,


and migrant families

since 1980.

Who We Are and How We Serve

Services for Individuals and Families

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

Our Services

Our professional staff understand what you are going through, and we are here to help you settle and thrive in your new home. We are available to accompany you to appointments, meetings, and other situations where you need help with translation or interpretation. We offer counseling services to help you prepare for these events. Call Today: (217) 344-8455

Social Services

  • ​​Case management and counseling

  • Tutoring and socializing opportunities to help your children prepare for school

  • Health education programs for the entire family

  • Advice on other services available to you in the community

Mediation Services

  • Go with you to your job, doctor visits, court hearings, school appointments, meetings with landlords, and other situations that my require an interpreter

  • Help with applying for government benefits, if you're eligible

Language Assistance

  • Help with paperwork for citizenship, asylum, residency, family reunification, and other immigration issues

  • Translation services in: English,  Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin

  • Other languages at request 


Our door is open to all refugees and immigrants. 

Over the last year, we've seen a 11% increase in the number of individuals and families served by our agency under our Family Support and Strengthening Program, Immigrant Family Resource Program, WIC Program, and Saturday Morning Tutoring Program. 

At The Refugee Center, this is what we do.

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The Refugee Center

We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

201 West Kenyon Road, Suite 4D

Champaign, IL United States 61820


Phone: 217-344-8455

Fax: 217-239-0159

Office open 9am-5pm M-F or by appointment

Board of Directors

John Muirhead, Chair

Mark Schoeffmann, Treasurer

Jennifer Hixson, Secretary

John Matanda Tshipama

Maria Alanis

Tiffanie Bui

C.K. "Tina" Gunsalus

Terry Collier

Kathy Schoeffmann

Sophie Bui

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