Transitional Housing

Front Door of the Transformation Center on Chicago Ave.

New Moms’ Transformation Center (TC) in Chicago provides up to 2 years of transitional housing for young mothers ages 18-24 and their children who are experiencing homelessness. The Transformation Center boasts 40 fully-furnished, private apartments that can house up to 40 moms and 50 children at a time—which makes New Moms the largest provider of housing for young moms in Chicago.

Playground in the interior courtyard of the Transformation Center.

New Moms takes a “housing first” approach, which affirms that providing a safe, secure, and trustworthy environment to call home is the foundation of youth development and family well-being. Each family at the TC has their own fully-furnished private apartment, access to in-building laundry, playrooms, Wifi internet, and an individual Family Coach.

Families at the TC can choose to engage with any of New Moms’ resources. Together with their Family Coach, families may choose to participate in any of our program services, including prenatal education, birth coaches, peer support groups, and other parenting resources and tools. With the stability of safe and stable housing, the partnership of their coach, and a positive peer network of other moms in the building, young families can focus on their goals for individual and family health and well-being.

Experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the city of Chicago?

1. Complete a housing assessment with “Coordinated Entry” if you are not in a shelter or connected to agency who provides supports like a drop-in center (15-30 mins). If you are, skip Step 1. Call the Coordinated Entry Call Center at 312-361-1707 to complete a housing assessment.
2. Apply to CHA’s Project Based Housing Voucher or “PBV” (30 mins). Open your online application at IMPORTANT: For a CHA PBV, you must select that you are a 2 PERSON HOUSEHOLD in order to see and select NEW MOMS
3. After completing step 2, contact New Moms by email (5 mins). 

*Check out our Chicago housing cheatsheet here!

***New Moms does not maintain a site-based waitlist.

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



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

New Moms strengthens families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. We envision a future where every young family thrives.

New Moms is the proud winner of the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence!

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