How It All Began

New Moms began in 1983 when our founder, Ellen Kogstad, saw a need in her community in Chicago. She saw young women who were pregnant or parenting living in abandoned buildings and cars and felt the moral conviction that wasn’t okay. So, she started off by doing just a simple act of giving out diapers and formula out of the trunk of her car. That seed she planted then today has become New Moms.

This year, we’re celebrating 35 years of strengthening families in many ways! Check back to this page often for the latest information!

2018 Anniversary Events

MARCH
4 – Window Painting
11 – Window Painting Community Reception

APRIL
11 – Groundbreaking Ceremony for Oak Park Building
17 – Community Tour of New Moms and Bright Endeavors
28 – Kitchen Walk

JUNE
13 – Community Tour of New Moms and Bright Endeavors

SEPTEMBER
22 – Team New Moms @ Austin POWER 5K

OCTOBER
12 – Anniversary Gala

NOVEMBER
1 – Community Tour of New Moms and Bright Endeavors

For more information, contact Bonnie at bandorka@newmoms.org or 773.252.3253 x223


Posted on February 7, 2018

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651


773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms (Oak Park)
405 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302


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