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Wellness House plans for return to in-person programs, Read More
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Groups and classes are now being held online and in person, Learn More
Groups and classes are now being held online and in person.
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Programs that meet your needs

Get support, tools and information to help you feel better.

Free for everyone

The generous support of our donors, sponsors and grantors means our programs are provided at no cost to you. 

For the whole you

We look beyond medical diagnosis to support your social, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs.

Whatever you need

Whether you’re looking for counseling, nutrition, exercise, stress management, family support or information, there’s a program for you.

No matter how you’re affected

Whether you’ve been diagnosed, have a family member living with cancer or are a caregiver, you are welcome here.

Wherever you are

With locations across metro Chicago and online and on-demand programs, participation is not limited by where you live or where you’re receiving your medical care.

Led by experts

Our oncology experts, healthcare partners and professional volunteers lead evidence-based programs that are reliable, relatable and current.

Take advantage of diverse programming

From introductory sessions and special program events to online programs and in-person classes, get the types of programs you need to take care of the whole you.

New to Wellness House?

We’re glad you’re here. We’re here for those who are newly diagnosed, in treatment and post-treatment, plus caregivers and families. To help you familiarize yourself with Wellness House’s vast programming, join us for an orientation session. You’ll get an overview of programs and an opportunity to learn more about the ways to benefit from Wellness House.

Attend a live or virtual program

We offer access to a variety of in-person and virtual classes that can help you heal. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, our programs educate, support, and empower you to improve your physical and emotional well-being.

Select from more than 485 classes to find something that interests you.

Try an on-demand program

Choose from a variety of on-demand sessions across all program categories available whenever, and wherever you are. Online videos are added regularly in order to meet your wellness needs, while remaining flexible with your schedule. Wellness House also hosts Special Program Events each month, addressing key topics and providing unique opportunities to connect.

Upcoming Special Program Events

Join us to discuss hot topics and hear from featured guests.

  • 2022 Taste of Wellness House Nutrition Fair
    Join us for a week-long festival of activities! August 20 – August 26 Featuring local vendors, cooking demonstrations, and practical culinary workshops designed to educate and promote a whole food, plant-based, cancer-fighting diet.
  • Hot Topics in Breast Cancer
    Join us June 18 – 30 for Hot Topics in Breast Cancer. Learn about the latest in updates and treatment from top oncologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Meet Us in May
    All May, we’ve made it easy to explore what works for you. Whether you are new to Wellness House or are already familiar with us, we are offering a month-long series of programs to help you discover new ways to thrive during cancer.

Types of programs

Information and Education

Access to current and reliable information on topics like new treatments, managing side effects, and coping with cancer can help you feel empowered and stay informed.

  • Feel empowered with reliable information
  • Learn about options
  • Gain new skills

We Offer

Top Doc Lectures, Classes, Workshops, Webinars and On-Demand Videos

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Nutrition

Healthy eating can increase energy and reduce cancer-related side effects.

  • Improve food choices
  • Discover new nutrient-dense foods and delicious recipes
  • Reduce side effects such as poor appetite, nausea, diarrhea/constipation

We Offer

Cooking Classes, Side Effect Management, Kitchen Skills, Individual Nutrition Consultations

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Exercise

Exercise is safe and recommended before, during, and after cancer treatment. No experience is required.

  • Increase energy
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce side effects such as fatigue, neuropathy, lymphedema, osteoporosis and nausea

We Offer

Exercise, Yoga, Mind/Body Movement and Individual Consultations

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Stress Management

Experience relaxation and learn stress management techniques to relax your body, still your mind, engage your spirit and improve your quality of life.

  • Learn to manage stress
  • Improve coping skills
  • Increase your sense of well-being

We Offer

Meditation, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, Distant Reiki and Healing Touch

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Child and Family

Our family programs give kids, teens, and parents a place to learn, express how they’re feeling and heal. Families of all traditions are welcome.

  • Navigate cancer together as individuals and families
  • Improve communication
  • Feel understood

We Offer

Kids and Teens Groups, Counseling for Children, Teens, Couples and Families, Fun Family Events

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Support Groups and Counseling

Connecting with others who understand what you’re going through is important, whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does.

  • Manage the emotions of the cancer journey
  • Share and connect with supportive peers
  • Improve health outcomes by reducing isolation

We Offer

Support Groups, Caregivers Groups, Diagnosis-Specific Networking, Individual Counseling, Bereavement

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Get the support you need today

Access a variety of no-cost exercise and nutrition classes, support groups and stress management techniques that can help you heal and complement your medical treatment.

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