La Línea is a program based in the University YMCA and has vital support from other community organizations with similar goals of serving the underserved community. Through strong connections with other community and social service agencies, La Línea is able to provide services that include, but are not limited to referrals to service providers, translation and interpretation services, and ongoing support through advocacy and limited case management. While services are primarily focused on the needs of the Spanish speaking community of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas, efforts are made to accommodate the needs of other community members in need.
For more information about La Linea's mission and goals you can visit: lalinea.weebly.com/about-us.html
How We Can Help
La Línea attempts to help the community by providing many resources. Resource topics include, but are not limited to: Child Support, Childcare, Immigration, Legal Assistance, DACA and other Immigration Legal Assistance, TVDL Assistance, Education, Employment Issues, General Information, Healthcare, Housing, Interpretation, Mental Health, Work Permit, Food and Clothing Assistance.
Reach Us By Phone
At anytime, people may call La Línea’s free and confidential community helpline. A Spanish-English bilingual volunteer will call the person back within one business day between the hours of 8am and 5pm, whether the person has left a voicemail, text message, or has simply called with no message provided. Intake and referral services may be additionally provided in French over the phone. However, please note that La Línea is not a 24 hour crisis line.
To ensure that you are receiving the most appropriate assistance necessary we also offer limited case advocacy counseling.
Where to Reach Us
(By appointment or Walk-in) University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820
8:30am to 4pm (June-August)
8:30am to 5pm (September-May)
Over the phone: Monday-Friday
Dial: (217) 417-5897
Feel free to leave a message. We will be sure to get back to you within one business day.
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Internship Spotlight: Maribel Belen
Hola! My name is Maribel Belen and I am junior studying Global Studies and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I became interested in this internship position for two reasons. First, it is similar to what I want to do once I graduate. I would like to work for a non-profit organization that aims to help the Latino/immigrant population or children in the community. I believe La Línea would help me learn the necessary skills and knowledge needed for my future career. I was also interested in this internship because I understand how vital a resource like La Línea can be to the Latino immigrant community. I grew up in a city where most of the population are Latino immigrants who know very little English. I would also help my parents translate documents and doctor visits growing up because they did not speak English very well. A program like La Línea would have been helpful in the community I grew up in. That is why I strongly believe in La Línea’s mission and the reason I wanted to be part of it.