PO BOX 21008 | Chicago, IL 60621 | (312) 574-3053 

To serve as a catalytic force in the elimination for breast cancer disparities in the Chicagoland area. 

Our Mission

To serve as a catalytic force in the elimination for breast cancer disparities in the Chicagoland area.  This is accomplished through programs that educate and empower women of color as well as connect them to quality preventive health services. SWIO provides compassionate care and support to women across the cancer continuum from outreach and screening through survivorship.

Our History

Dr. Monica Peek, an internal medicine physician at the University of Chicago, founded Sisters Working It Out, NFP in 2001 as a call to action to address the alarming breast cancer disparity rates across the city of Chicago. Throughout its 17-year history, SWIO has worked tirelessly to address the many barriers contributing to high breast cancer mortality rates for African-American women, such as lack of health information, mistrust of providers and health systems, and limited access to breast cancer screening (e.g., mammograms, clinical breast exams) and primary care.

BEAM

A 12-week Community Health Educator training program which expands the economic opportunities for women in medically under-served communities across Chicagoland.

Survivors’ Day of Beauty

A 12-week Community Health Educator training program which expands the economic opportunities for women in medically under-served communities across Chicagoland.

Sisters Thriving Together

A 12-week Community Health Educator training program which expands the economic opportunities for women in medically under-served communities across Chicagoland.

Survivors Support Group

  • Monthly cancer survivors support group meeting is held the second Tuesday of the month at Mile Square Englewood Clinic. This is one few support group meetings for minority cancer survivors on the southside of the city.
     

  • Navigation  – One-on-one support to eliminate social isolation, financial issues, carers support.  To restore your personal wellbeing, reach your treatment goals, and maintain independence.  (Referral Based)

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