Our Family Support program offers a wide range of options for young moms living in the city of Chicago.

Pregnant and parenting moms can engage in any of these opportunities, including:

Doula Services

According to national research, doula presence at birth decreases medical interventions at delivery, and reduces labor complications. Doula-supported mothers are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics, have greater breastfeeding success, have a lower incidence of abuse, and lower postpartum depression rates (dona.org).

At New Moms, pregnant youth can choose to partner with our Doulas, supporting them from 28 weeks pregnant through 6 weeks post-birth, including in the labor and delivery room.

What do Doulas do?

    • Support and encourage young women as they prepare for birth and early parenthood
    • Advocate for moms through confusing and oftentimes biased healthcare systems
    • Coach moms about the physical, emotional, and mental stages of pregnancy, bonding, and options for breastfeeding
    • Encourage breastfeeding and bonding
    • Put moms in control of their pregnancy, birth, and parenting choices

Prenatal Support Group

This group connect pregnant women with their peers and help them learn about and prepare for the birth of their baby and motherhood. Groups last for 7 weeks and meet at our Oak Park location. Childcare and carryout dinner are provided, and transportation is arranged.

Come to get answers to your questions about:

    • Your baby’s development
    • COVID-19, pregnancy, birth, & breastfeeding
    • Preparing for labor
    • Caring for yourself & your newborn

Home Visiting

Young moms are paired with a Family Coach who visits with young moms in their homes to share parenting resources, tools, child development tips, and most of all – social connection and encouragement.

Moms learn about their child’s healthy development, how to troubleshoot common parenting challenges like bedtime routines or potty training, and practice parenting techniques to enhance bonding and family well-being.

Home Visiting also includes Parent Support Group opportunities for connection with peers, facilitated discussion on childhood development, parenting, health and wellness, and parent/child bonding and development activities.

Our Home Visiting and Parenting Education coaches use the Parents as Teachers coaching and learning model to engage young moms, which ensures that our parents, 24 years old and under, become their children’s first, best teachers.

*** Families whose children are ages 0-3 have enrollment priority in Home Visiting.

Parenting Support Groups

Parent Support Groups connect moms with peers and include facilitated discussion on childhood development, parenting, health and wellness, and parent/child bonding and development activities. Enjoy fun parent-child activities and an opportunity to ask all your motherhood related questions. Free childcare is provided upon request and a to-go dinner is given to each family after the meeting. Transportation can also be arranged.

Parent Education

Our Home Visiting and Parenting Education coaches use the Parents as Teachers coaching and learning model to engage young moms, which ensures that our parents, 24 years old and under, become their children’s first, best teachers. 


*Photography courtesy of Jaclyn Rivas

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


773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms (Western Suburbs)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302


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