If you are in need of further information about breast health services, please click on your county to receive possible resources:
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ACCESS Community Health Network, 773-735-4122
Asian Human Services, 773-761-0300, etc. 115
Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, 708-709-7375 or 708-825-5575
Chicago Department of Public Health, 312-747-9747
Chicago Family Health, 773-768-5000, ext. 1096
Cook County Department of Public Health, 708-786-4000
Erie Family Health, 312-432-7356
Howard Brown Health, 773-572-6981
Mercy Hospitaland MedicalCenter
PCC Community Wellness, 773-836-2785, ext. 6232
Metro South Hospital, 708-489-7940
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Stand Against Cancer, 888-722-4673
DuPage County Health Department, 630-682-7979, ext. 7143
VNA of FoxValley 630-892-4355, ext. 8535
Lake County Health Department and Community Center, 847-377-8405 or 847-377-8430
McHenry County Department of Health, 815-334-0232
Metropolitan Chicago Force
The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force works to reduce the racial, ethnic and class disparity in the breast cancer mortality rate in metropolitan Chicago. The Force has a host of health organizations that can partner with the community to promote health. To find projects, programs and services, visit the Programs and Services page of the website or call 312-942-3368.
Sisters Network – Chicago
Sisters Network®, Inc., is a community-based organization made up of African American breast cancer survivors. Founded in January 2000, Sisters Network saw an urgent need to unite with other survivors, communities and healthcare professionals in the fight against breast cancer. Visit thei website to find out more information on meetings and programs.
Gilda’s Club – Chicago Chapter
Gilda’s Club opened its signature red door in 1998. The Club provides a warm and welcoming meeting place for men, women and children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their family and friends. Members can connect with others to build a social, emotional and informational support system as an essential supplement to medical care. Membership and programs are free of charge, and include networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events. For more information, call 312-464-9900 or visit the website.
No Wooden Nickels
No Wooden Nickels began in 2005 in an effort to address the overwhelming lack of financial resources available to low-income cancer patients. NWN is the only organization of its kind devoted exclusively to providing indirect expense assistance to low-income cancer patients. The mission of No Wooden Nickels through the MedStart-5 program is to provide valuable, indirect expense assistance to low-income cancer patients to continue treatment.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. It focuses on cancer prevention and saving lives through research, education, advocacy and service. Visit their website to find the ACS office nearest you.