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Family Support

New Moms ensures that young moms have what they need to thrive. Our family support program offers a holistic set of services, including prenatal education, birth coaches, home visits, peer support groups, and other parenting resources, tools, and meaningful social connections.

A Range of Support


Our Family Support programs offer a holistic set of services to support mothers on their parenting journey in Chicago and the Western Suburbs. Our services include:

  • Doula: Birth Doulas (professional labor assistants) provide physical and emotional support to birthing people and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period.
  • Prenatal Support Group: Prenatal Support Groups connect families with peers and help them learn about and prepare for the birth of their baby and motherhood.
  • Home Visiting: Moms are paired with a coach who visits them at home to share parenting resources / tools, child development tips, and social connection and encouragement.
  • Parent Support Groups & Education: 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.

In Need of Housing?


-You must be a pregnant or parenting mom between 18-24 years old (if you are 25 or older, please call 311 for assistance in receiving services).

-You must be experiencing housing insecurity.

Please follow the directions below to find Chicago housing support:

*Check out our Chicago housing cheatsheet here!

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.

Apply to CHA’s Project Based Housing Voucher or “PBV” (30 mins). Open your online application by clicking below.

IMPORTANT: For a CHA PBV, you must select that you are a 2 PERSON HOUSEHOLD in order to see and select NEW MOMS

After completing step 2, contact New Moms by email (5 mins).

Driving Equity and Success

Being a mom shouldn’t require abandoning academic dreams.

One in five college students in the United States are parents, and often schools cannot fully provide the kind of support young parents need to ensure success. Currently, only 8% of single-mother students in Illinois complete an Associate degree within six years, compared to 60% of students without children, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Additionally, one in three black women in college — who are already underrepresented in higher education because of systemic racism and historic barriers — are single parents. New Moms’ College Success program was created to address this disparity. Through monthly stipends, childcare support, and individual and group coaching, New Moms provides a resource for young moms looking to graduate from postsecondary education and find work in family-sustaining, living-wage jobs.

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A Key to Lasting Success

Job Training

Economic mobility is key to lasting change. New Moms offers a comprehensive paid job training program through our successful candle company, Bright Endeavors, providing job skills and career readiness that help open doors to opportunity.