About Wellness House


Our Story

In 1990, we started Wellness House with a single mission: to better the lives of people living with cancer and the people close to them. Today, we offer a variety of programs and services — exercise classes, nutrition seminars, support groups, and more — that complement the treatment from doctors and specialists. It’s a whole-person approach to healing, and it’s offered at no cost to participants thanks to the support of generous donors - like those who support the Walk for Wellness House!

Living with cancer is complicated

Living with cancer is complicated. A diagnosis is stressful, and can bring up difficult emotions: feeling alone, confused, or overwhelmed. Medical care focuses on treating the body, but can leave other aspects unaccounted for.

We take a psychosocial approach, taking care of social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological needs. Participants may need someone to listen, teach, guide, or empower them — and that’s where we come in.

Studies show that when psychosocial needs are met for a person affected by cancer, there are positive benefits, like reduced anxiety, stress, depression, and decreased symptoms.

Let’s find what works for you

We offer access to a variety of therapies, treatments, and techniques that can help you heal. No matter who you are, we’ll work toward wellness –– your way. What you need may change, and your voice is important. All our programs and services are created and run based on oncology evidence and research and expert staff knowledge.

WBW Map 2018Where you can find us

We’re helping people all over metro Chicago. You can always find us at The Kay & Mike Birck Home of Hope, our Hinsdale home base, but we facilitate programs, classes, and groups all around metro Chicago.  You can find more information here.





2017 Wellness House Statistics 

Impact Piece Stats


Additional Information

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Impact of your gift

Annual Report

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