Melanie Garrett, LCSW

Melanie joined New Moms in 2013, and is passionate about ensuring that our approach is grounded in brain and behavioral science, so the families we serve are supported with high-quality services. As Chief Program Officer, she focuses on the development and growth of programs and projects at New Moms.

Her career draws on over 20 years of direct service experience. Melanie received her BA from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania; earned her MA from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration; and has an Infant Mental Health Certificate from Erikson Institute. Melanie was an Illinois Early Childhood Fellow from 2011-2013.

Favorite New Moms value: Possibility

“I believe we are helping to open doors for young moms to create their own audacious possibilities.”

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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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