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Building Healthy Families & Healthy Communities.


Welcome to Advocates for Community Wellness!

Advocates for Community Wellness is a faith-based, health promotion and disease prevention ministry without walls. We are a tight niche group of health professionals such as nutritionists, culinary arts enthusiasts, health educators, fitness trainers, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals who have a genuine interest in improving their health and wellbeing.

Our Mission

The mission of Advocates for Community Wellness (A4CW) is to reduce barriers to health equity, decrease health disparities and increase health literacy in underserved populations. By offering wholistic services for the mind, body and spirit, we provide supportive resources to help families identify risk factors and manage chronic illnesses through the education of healthy lifestyles, fitness and proper nutrition.


Our Programs 


Nutrition Education

Healthy Cooking Classes

Increasing your knowledge of nutrition and diet is at the heart of Advocates for Community Wellness. It is our belief that health first starts with goes into  our bodies. In our nutrition classes you will learn basic principles of healthy eating and how food impacts our health. Workshops are monthly but can be customized to fit any needs.

Cancer Awareness Education & 

Survivorship Support

We seek to increase the availability of cancer education and wellness support resources for members in underserved communities throughout the Chicago area. Our goal is to increase community members’ general knowledge about cancer and connect community members with integrative networks to provide wellness support to improve health outcomes.



Wellness Promotion



This program address barriers to accessing both quality healthcare services and wellness promotion education, as well as provides resources to support the social and basic health needs of women in underserved communities. This program also offers educational workshops that provide health education and interactive discussions on disease prevention and management and the importance of annual health screenings.

Mental Health 

Awareness Education


Mental health is an essential part of physical health and satisfaction. However, many minority

 communities suffer from  mental health concerns, such as anxiety and also depression. Our outreach programs provides awareness education and  connects community members and families with mental health  resources in the local community to improve wellbeing.


Our Services 

Montlhy Wellness Workshops

Nutrition Education Classes

Community Resource Navigation

Healthy Lifestyle Classes


Do you know someone living with a breast cancer diagnosis?

Advocates for Community Wellness is offering a FREE Survivorship Support Program to women with a breast cancer diagnosis who reside in underserved communities in Chicago.



"I can finally take off my jacket. I have covered my body with jackets for years because I was not pleased with my shape and body weight. After taking advantage of the hands-on cooking and nutrition classes along with the support groups, I now have a better understanding about food and control over food and how it works in the body. I lost several pounds and my doctor has reduced some of my medication and eliminated one. Thank you so much. I have gained my confidence back."

Lora H​.


"I use to drink about a liter of soda a day maybe more. I would say, I was addicted. After attending the nutrition education and hands on cooking class, I stop drinking my calories and have switched to other strategies that I have learned in the hands- on nutrition education and cooking class. This is just the first step to many to follow. Thanks now, I re-think my drinks before I consume liquid calories.

Cheryl M.

Retired Customer Service Representive

"I love to eat, really good tasting foods, but I know it is not totally good for me, especially when it comes to managing my diabetes. After attending the nutrition education and cooking classes, I know that I need both components to manage health more effectively and to achieve the results I want to manifest in my life,.....I know now the relationships between the type of foods I eat and the elevated glucose level readings. I have a much better CONTROL over my portions with the knowledge and understanding I gained by taking the class and attending the monthly support group.

Cathy S., 

Retail Management

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