People with periods must think each month about what period products they need, how they will get them, and if they will have enough money to cover the costs this month. For low-income individuals this can be a stressful burden that they are faced with repeatedly. According to the Alliance for Period Supplies in the United States 1 in 4 menstruating individuals struggle to purchase products for their period.1 1 in 4 school-aged students missed class in the US due to a lack of period supplies.1 If our community can work together to ensure that a wide variety of products are always available to individuals then together, we can help to eliminate unnecessary stress for our community members who menstruate.
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If you are an individual who needs period products, please come to CUPHD located at 201 West Kenyon Rd, in Champaign. Once inside the lobby please go to the Teen and Adults Services check-in window to request products. Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1. Illinois State Facts on Period Poverty