Why We Exist

At New Moms, 100% of the young moms who access our services live in extreme poverty. 63% come from homes where their mothers were teen parents. They are caught in a generational cycle of poverty.

New Moms exists to interrupt the cycle of poverty and create strong families. Our mission is to share the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with everything they need to transform their lives. Every day, we show up for each young mom, ready to support her as she finds a safe place to live, gets a job, and becomes a strong leader for her family – because if we don’t, the cycle of poverty will continue. 

For over 30 years, New Moms has interrupted the cycle of poverty for two generations by offering supports to young moms in the most important areas of the life of a family: stable housing, allowing youth to build the life skills needed to maintain safe housing; job training, providing hands-on experience, links youth to permanent jobs, and guides towards economic independence; and family support, equipping young moms with skills they need to be great moms. These tools empower young moms to transform their stories from ones of hopelessness to lives filled with stability, health, and vision for a strong future.

Thank you for being part of this transformation.

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

New Moms (Oak Park)
405 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms is proud to be a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program and a member of REDF’s national portfolio.