Everyone deserves a healthy home. That's why PCC Community Wellness Center has teamed up with the Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing to form Healthy Housing Chicago. They provide FREE legal assistance to help resolve housing issues for Chicago renters.
We can help with:
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing Healthy Housing Chicago helps low-income renters in Chicago including Housing Choice Voucher holders.
For more information regarding our services, please ask your doctor or health care provider for a referral to the medical-legal partnership. If you are having a housing problem but are not a patient of PCC Community Wellness Center, please contact Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing directly at 312-347-7600.
Healthy Housing Chicago is a medical-legal partnership between PCC Community Wellness Center, Loretto Hospital, and Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH). LCBH is a non-profit legal-aid agency that focuses solely on assisting renters with housing problems.
Diabetes Management and the VeggieRx Program
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects many of our community members. Many people can learn ways to feel at their best while improving their diabetes symptoms. This might include managing what you eat, exercising, and coming in for regular health care appointments. Our staff can help answer your questions about living with diabetes.
If you have diabetes and want to eat healthier, we welcome you to join our VeggieRx Program, which is a partnership with Windy City Harvest.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are being held over the phone.
There are weekly produce pick-ups until November 2021 at
PCC Austin Farm
330 N. Lotus Ave, Chicago, IL 60644
PCC Salud Family Health Center
5359 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
You must bring LINK or referral for pick-ups at either location.
To sign up, talk to your provider or call PCC Austin at (773) 78-3347 or PCC Salud at (773) 836-2785.
In this group you will:
PCC envisions a future in which community members enjoy optimal health and wellness; therefore, we support activities that promote healthy lifestyles to complement medical care.
The PCC Austin Farm is perhaps PCC’s most unique support service. This 8,000 square foot urban farm grows high-quality produce in Chicago's Austin community, a known food desert. PCC sells the produce at affordable prices and also accepts nutrition assistance SNAP benefits. Patients with diabetes at PCC Austin Family Health Center can receive a free box of farm produce every week, along with cooking demos and farm coupons during this year's farm season.
PCC purchased 8,000 square feet of vacant land in 2012 with the intention of someday creating a space to promote health and wellness. Through collaboration with the Chicago Botanic Garden, PCC transformed the lot into a community farm. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture program, Windy City Harvest, manages the farm's operations.
This farm was made possible by a Humana Communities Benefit grant from the Humana Foundation. Humana Communities Benefit (HCB) is a charitable-giving program, funded by the Humana Foundation, that awards a $350,000 signature grant over a three year period to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The grant is intended to improve community health and well-being, and have a transformational, lasting impact on its residents. In 2014, the Humana Foundation awarded the Chicago market grant to PCC Community Wellness Center. The funding was used to establish our community farm in an eight-thousand square-foot lot across the street from the PCC Austin Family Health Center. We are grateful to our friends at Humana and the Humana Foundation who frequently drop by the farm to volunteer!
PCC is extremely pleased to partner with YogaCare to provide yoga classes to PCC patients, staff and community members.
Yoga is an activity for all ages and bodies that helps to connect the body and is linked to improved physical fitness, increased ability to concentrate, and decreased stress. It is a mind and body practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation to promote health and wellness. Many people who practice yoga do so to maintain their health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress, and enhance their quality of life.
Yoga is identified as a complementary preventative health practice by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control who recommend yoga as a preventative and complementary treatment for overall wellness. Yoga can also aid in the prevention and treatment of specific physical and behavioral health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and pain.
Regular practice can increase positive health behaviors, decrease medical costs, and lead to increased healing potential and healthier communities to promote individual and population health.
You can learn yoga from home! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YogaCare is teaching yoga classes for patients and community members on Zoom. See info below.