C-U at Home engages and mobilizes our community to house and support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration.

Board of Directors

Mike Royse, Royse Innovations - President

Kim Simpson, University of Illinois - Vice President

Barbara Stalter, Archer Daniels Midland, Retired - Treasurer

Ken Raymond, Stratford Park Bible Chapel

Joel Sanders, Urbana Police Department

Randy Zachary, WBGL Radio

Maggie Johnson, Elliott Counseling Group

Dan Ditchfield, Thrivent Financial


Melany Jackson, Executive Director

Rob Dallhaus III, Managing Director

Tony Comtois, Mentor

Kelly-Jane Monahan, Phoenix Coordinator

Terry Andrews, Phoenix Assistant

Bailie Porter, Office Manager

Dolores Sofranko, Case Manager

Maggie Johnson, Case Manager

Kristen Speagle, Case Manager

Jay Schubert, Volunteer Coordinator

Donna Higgins, Bookkeeper

melany.jpgMelany Jackson 
Executive Director

Melany is the Executive Director for the C-U at Home campaign. Her passion and commitment to serving the homeless stems from a history of helping those in need. 

While earning her Master of Divinity in Kansas City (2005-2008), Melany was a leader in the Midwestern Evangelism Teams. These groups each spent a couple of hours in the downtown core each week ministering to people from every walk of life, which included many who were needy. 

She moved back to Champaign in the fall of 2009 and spent a year serving at Salt & Light, a ministry dedicated to helping those in need with basic food and clothing. In December of 2010, Melany began going out on the Canteen Run, a ministry of Partnering Against Homelessness and The Salvation Army, dedicated to taking food, clothing, hygiene products and information out on a truck to those who are in need in the community.

In April of 2011 Melany was elected to chair the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless. These organizations are all committed to serving the homeless population.

In May of 2012, Melany was appointed as the Executive Director of C-U at Home.

Her passion to serve the needy through compassion ministry was also fueled by a book called Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, by David Platt. In May of 2011 she began liquidating her assets to commit to the cause of C-U at Home full-time. She also moved into Restoration Urban Ministries in order to live in a transitional housing setting herself, while leading this effort to serve the homeless population.

5 Areas of Ministry

The Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center

Transitional Supportive Housing

Transportation Ministry

Street Outreach

Education and Advocacy