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About Us

Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health, educational, and social services. You need only call one number—708-PILLARS (708-745-5277)—to find help for a variety of issues.

Healing, caring, and educating are the heart of what we do.

On any given day, we are providing quality health care and restorative dental care, counseling those recovering from opioid abuse, empowering clients with mental illness, sheltering families from domestic violence, changing the conversation about sexual assault on college campuses —and these are just some examples of the work we do, work that is so needed in our communities. At the heart of all of it is our desire to heal, care, and educate; to stand as strong as pillars on behalf of every person who is reaching for a better future; to influence the whole health of the people we serve and bring about a healthier community.

Our Mission

Pillars Community Health provides health, social, and educational services to build strong, healthy communities.

Our Vision

We envision communities where all people have equal access to the care they need, when they need it.

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Our History

Pillars Community Health was created by the merger of Pillars and Community Nurse Health Center in January 2018. Together we can trace our history back to 1921 through predecessor agencies. Now as one organization, we are working to make the vision of a healthy community a reality, by addressing the whole health of individuals and families in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. Our compassionate staff is making the vision of a healthy community a reality by empowering individuals and families to pursue health, wellness, and independence.

We have a history of innovating to provide the most current, best practices for our clients and patients. Click below to download our Annual Report, which provides a look back at our past and a look ahead to our future.

Watch this video to learn about our merged organization’s impact on the community.

Our Commitment

Photo of a family holding hands while walking in a park We envision communities where all people have equal access to the care they need, when they need it.  To that end, we are committed to eliminating barriers to care such as language, income, or stigma. Many of our services are available in both English and Spanish; some services are offered in Arabic. Some services are available free of charge; others are offered on a sliding fee scale (meaning the amount you pay depends on your ability to pay).

We see our differences as ASSETS and welcome you regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability/disability, class/socioeconomic status, or culture.

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