New Moms’ Transformation Center (TC), within our Chicago location, provides transitional housing 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—which makes New Moms the largest provider of housing for this special population in Chicago.
New Moms follows a “housing first” model which attests that the first step to creating a more stable life is by having a safe environment to call home. Our residents come to us in varying degrees of homelessness when they are accepted into our Housing program. “Housing first” prevents a backslide into homelessness by providing permanent, supportive housing as quickly as possible and by coupling that housing with comprehensive supportive services that nurture the family as a whole. Our Housing program is built to serve two generations, which is the best practice model for homeless youth families. We offer a two-year transitional program, which provides each mother and her children their own private apartment and services with an onsite case manager to help them get on the path to finding stable, lifelong housing and to equip them for independent living.
The TC is a “one stop shop” for our residents, in which they can receive critical supportive services, including intensive case management, life skills and parent coaching; workforce development and job skill training opportunities, access to our co-located quality early learning center and daycare; and external referrals for additional support and services.
Living within the Transformation Center provides not only a safe environment, but a true community for our families. Residents have a variety of workshops, support groups, spiritual direction, and special events in which they may participate, allowing them to enrich their lives on not only a tangible level, but on a spiritual and emotional level as well. At New Moms, we truly believe in providing not just a house for our families, but a home.
New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
New Moms (Oak Park)
405 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
New Moms is proud to be a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program and a member of REDF’s national portfolio.