Our 2-Gen Approach

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.

Homes: New Moms’ supportive housing portfolio offers 40 apartments of transitional housing for moms and kids under 25 years old 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 scattered sites across the city of Chicago.

Jobs: New Moms’ best-practice 16-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 engages 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 a doula and access prenatal education supports.

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. We challenge the systemic barriers and implicit bias that inhibit progress and integrate and apply promising practices into our programming, infrastructure, and engagement with families. Our coaches are allies of resilient families, equipping moms with the tools and skills necessary as they set and pursue their goals.


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




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

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

New Moms is proud to be a member of REDF’s national portfolio.

2019 Gold Seal of Transparency

Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity