The Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support
Center in Homewood, Ill. was formed in 1994, when six Southland
women worked together to open a home-like center (with locations
in Homewood and Mokena) for people in more than 70 Chicago
southland and Northwest Indiana communities.
The Center provides services free of charge
to a diverse participant base including cancer patients,
caregivers, children, teens and friends of the cancer patient.
Having seen their ideas grow to fruition, several of the
original “seed planters” still serve in day-to-day
roles at The Cancer Support Center.
In addition to support groups, individual
and family counseling sessions and The Center’s comprehensive
Resource Center, wellness programs are offered on a weekly
basis. Participants enjoy yoga, qi gong, meditation, relaxation,
massage therapy, Reiki and healing touch. On average, The
Center staff responds to more than 300 calls or visits to
the Homewood and Mokena locations.
The Cancer Support Center is a founding
member of The Cancer Health Alliance of Metropolitan Chicago.
The Alliance was formed in 2002 when four cancer support
centers united improve awareness of the services offered
at each of the centers. Alliance partners include Wellness
House in Hinsdale, Ill., Wellness Place in Palatine, Ill.,
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, Ill., and Cancer
Wellness Center in Grayslake, Ill. and Northbrook, Ill.
The mission of the Cancer Support Center
is to provide free comprehensive resources that help people
improve their quality of life during the cancer experience.
Vision: The Cancer Support Center is devoted
to maintaining a warm, welcoming environment while ensuring
that visitors have immediate access to our free programs
and resources. The professional staff strives to help people
affected by cancer process through their experience in a
way that is as supportive and healing as possible to achieve
the highest quality of life. The Cancer Support Center is
a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization.
For more information and/or a current
calendar of events, contact The Cancer Support Center at:
2028 Elm Road, Homewood, Illinois
(on the corner of Dixie Highway and Elm Road)
phone: (708) 798-9171
19150 S. Wolf Road, Suite C, Mokena,
(just south of the corner of 191 St. and Wolf Road)
phone: (708) 478-3529
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evening hours for
groups, presentations and special appointments. Please call
for more information.
Looking for new furniture or a gift
for someone special? Visit The Village Door, our donation/consignment
shop of fine home furnishings, in downtown Homewood. More
information is at www.VillageDoor.com.
Proceeds benefit The Cancer Support Center's FREE programs.
Directions From Chicago - By Car -Dan Ryan East (toward Indiana).
-Follow 57 south at the split past 95th St.
-Follow 57 south to the 159th Street exit (east).
-Drive east on 159th Street (over 294).
-Turn right on Dixie Hwy. - heading south about 2 miles.
-Follow Dixie Hwy. to the left and go under the Metra line.
-The first street after the underpass is Harwood.
-Turn right on Harwood.
-Make a quick left on Elm.
-Our parking lot is on the left.
Directions From Chicago - By Train -Randolph/Millennium
Metra Electric Station to Homewood
-Cross street at Harwood, walk 2 blocks north to Center
We also are
located on the PACE bus route 372. Exit in Homewood at the Dixie
Highway/Elm Road stop across from the Homewood Public Library.
We are half a block east on Elm Road at the intersection
with Harwood Avenue. Questions: (708) 798-9171.