Our Model

Our model is designed to support life transformation. Young mothers and their children can find safe and stable housing, a path to employment, and the tools they need to learn and develop strong parenting skills. This unique, wrap-around approach results in deep and lasting change and interrupts the cycle of poverty for two generations.

Homes: Our Transformation Center provides a 2-year transitional housing program for homeless adolescent mothers ages 18-24 and their children. The Transformation Center boasts 40 apartment units that can house up to 40 moms and up to 50 children at a time

Jobs: Our comprehensive, 16-week job training program targets young moms ages 16-24. Through a blend of classroom and on-the-job training at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors, the participants of our program have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their professional skills and prepare to succeed in the workforce.

Strong Families: Our Family Support programs offer a wide range of services that utilize the Parents as Teachers model, which ensures that moms become their children’s first, best teachers. Our services include doula, prenatal education, home visiting, and parenting education.

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!

2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency

Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity