New Moms supports young moms (aged 13-24) and their children, who are experiencing poverty and homelessness, with the personal and workforce development tools they need to permanently change their life stories from chronic dependence on society, to economic independence and family stability.
We offer a loving, safe and stable environment, while providing:
- Individualized case management;
- Supportive housing;
- Career-readiness, parenting, life skills and literacy training; and
- Age-appropriate children’s programming with routine screenings for signs of abuse and neglect.
The mission of New Moms is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives.
The vision of New Moms is to be the model for an effective, efficient and enduring ministry that breaks the cycle of poverty among young moms and their children.
New Moms has over 30 years’ experience, specializing in outreach and services to what most consider an “unreachable” population– homeless and near-homeless adolescent parents (aged 13-24) and their children (birth-age 5).
Based in Chicago, our staff has the community network, collaborative relationships, experience, and culturally-competent outreach expertise that make them uniquely qualified to provide the assistance these high-risk families require.
We have a multi-cultural staff of 28:
- 97% female
- 13 Anglo
- 14 African-American
- 2 Hispanic
- 7 speak Spanish
- 8 live or have lived in our immediate community
- 8 were themselves teen moms or children of teen moms.
New Moms is a 501(c)3 registered agency.