One of the benefits of working together in the Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative are the relationships forged between partners. In 2015, the same year the SOC began, Wellness House staff and volunteer leaders began an initiative to bring psychosocial support to underserved areas through partnerships with community and healthcare organizations, rather than constructing and maintaining new buildings. Wellness House is serving more people in the most cost-effective way possible. They now offer programming at 13 partner locations throughout the Chicagoland area. In 2017, visits at partner locations increased by 62%.
Learn more about Wellness House from their recent video, which happens to feature UI Health and Mercy Hospital, two other SOC partners.