New Moms believes in the strength, ability, and potential of all families, staff, and stakeholders to pursue and achieve their goals. We partner with young moms and their kids in a “2-Generation” approach that puts moms in the driver’s seat as they construct the foundation for their family’s well-being. Understanding the interconnected goals and well-being of young moms and their kids means we can engage with and support the goals of whole families at once.
Homes: New Moms’ supportive housing portfolio offers 40 apartments of transitional housing for moms under 25 years old and kids in our Transformation Center headquarters in Chicago, and 18 apartments of permanent supportive housing in our Clare Place residence in our Oak Park Center. We also support families living in additional sites across the city of Chicago.
Jobs: New Moms’ best-practice 12-week paid job training program blends classroom and hands-on job experience at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors. Graduates are equipped with the skills, network, and confidence to succeed in the workforce.
Families: New Moms partners with pregnant and parenting young women living in the community through the Parents as Teachers model and curriculum, ensuring moms become their children’s first, best teachers. Pregnant women can also partner with our doulas and access reproductive health education and prenatal support.
New Moms’ Family-Centered Coaching affirms young families’ innate skills and strengths to engage them where they are right now, and partner together for long-term success. Our coaches are allies of resilient families, supporting young moms with the tools and practice as they navigate parenthood, adolescence, and progress toward their goals. Simultaneously, as an organization, we challenge the systemic barriers and racism that inhibit economic mobility and family well-being among communities of color, and we integrate and apply promising practices into our programming, infrastructure, and engagement with families.
New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
New Moms (Oak Park)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302