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Cancer Outreach Services

Cancer Specific Organizations

The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.=

Bright Pink 
Bright Pink provides education, resources and support for individuals with high-risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Gilda's Club
Gilda's Club provides support, activities (physical and social), support groups/meetings and family activities for all cancer populations and types of cancer.

Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support
Imerman Angels provides FREE, mentored, individualized support (by age, disease site, life circumstance, etc.) to any cancer fighter, survivor and caregiver, worldwide.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers a wide range of educational, informational and health-related programs and activities for leukemia and lymphoma patients, families and caregivers.

Stupid Cancer
Stupid Cancer serves young adults with cancer (all disease sites) with assistance and support - legal, financial, fertility, companionship and job assistance.

Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Komen Foundation offers navigation of cancer diagnosis and treatment, support networks and resources for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Twist Out Cancer
Twist Out Cancer is a social media platform for cancer patients and survivors and their families to connect with each other and self-advocate for their needs throughout the cancer process.

Institutions and Societies

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
The IDPH is responsible for protecting the state's 12.4 million residents, as well as countless visitors, through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
The CDPH makes Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.

Illinois Medical District
The Illinois Medical District is the community of medical and research institutions that enclose the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. 

Cook County Hospital
Cook County Hospital is the largest component of the safety net for health care in Chicago and Cook County.

The Intercultural Cancer Council
The International Cancer Council navigates the policies, programs, resources and research that is helping to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer on medically-underserved and ethnic minorities.

Jesse Brown VA
The Jesse Brown VA works to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned, including healthcare, financial assistance and vocational rehabilitation.

Loretto Hospital
The Loretto Hospital partners with its physicians, employees and the communities it serves to provide quality patient care and promotes wellness and education.

UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CTTS)
The CTTS has three overarching mandates: education, research support and facilitation of novel and collaborative approaches to clinical translation research.

UIC Urban Health Program
This program attracts and supports students from traditionally underserved populations, into the degree programs at UIC that lead to health care careers, with the belief that those who graduate are more likely to practice in the communities with the greatest need.

UIC Great Cities Neighborhoods Initiative and Healthy City Collaborative
These partnerships bring together the expertise, resources and wisdom of the communities with that of the university to strengthen the quality of life for all beneficiaries.

Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Asian Health Coalition
The Asian Health Coalition works to educate, increase awareness and link women to care among the South East Asian Community (Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese).  

Catholic Charities
Run by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities provides hope, food, shelter, clothing, counseling, healthcare, job training and a myriad of other services to communities throughout.  

Chai Lifeline
Chai Lifeline is an organization that provides hospital services, counseling and crisis intervention for Jewish children and their families .

House of Hope
Located in the Pullman community, this venue is a 10,000-seat arena for family entertainment, sports and cultural events.

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago (JHNC)
The JHNC provides comfort, support, social services and medical resources to those Jewish families who may need assistance.

Living Room Cafe
The Living Room, based in Woodlawn, provides meals, case management, support groups, life-skills training and more.

Project Brotherhood Men's Health Clinic|
Project Brotherhood works to increase health awareness in Black men by training and providing preventative health messages and literature in a cultural and gender-specific (and age-specific) manner.

Salem Baptist Church
Salem Baptist serves Chicago's Roseland community through spiritual, social and community outreach programs.