Welcome to the Kindred Life Ministries Frequently Asked Questions Page! We hope the following information will help you to get to know us better and learn more about how we serve young families in our community.
How does Kindred Life carry out their mission and how can I get involved?
Cultivating growth – Kindred Life provides a safe and loving environment for each client; Life Education nights, mentoring, counseling, etc. all contribute to planting seeds that through prayer will take root, grow and flourish.
Building Relationships – Our volunteers and staff models the hands and feet of Jesus, sharing His love and the eternal life they can have through a relationship with Him. While the Holy Spirit is working, we also empower and equip families with the skills needed relationally during their time in the program (friends, family, society, etc.).
Meeting the needs of teen parents and their children –These needs are numerous and multi-faceted. Often times we are meeting a basic need first (food, clothing, education) before he/she trusts us enough to let us work on and meet his/her emotional and spiritual needs.
Our 2018 Vision Plan includes an fresh updated vision and mission statement and newly created values and guiding principles. These will lay the groundwork providing the roadmap and tools for staff and volunteers to more clearly measure and communicate impact for those we serve and those with whom we serve.
To learn more about serving or getting your church to become a ministry partner, visit our Volunteer page or contact Erin at Info@KindredLife.org
Where is Kindred Life headed in the next three years?
In order for us to grow and serve a greater number of families, we need to invest resources in expanding and strengthening our community partners which include churches and public and private organizations so that we can meet the family’s needs to a greater capacity. We are striving to implement new systems and tracking measurements to more clearly communicate impact. We realize that expanding both paid and volunteer teams will be necessary to meet the needs of our teen fathers and grandparents as well as continue improving services for the teen mother and child. As the Lord leads and through our faithful prayer warriors and financial supporters, we can position ourselves to provide improved services to a greater number of families to surrounding communities.
2019 – Expand outreach and development to increase number of community partners by 20%
2020 – Hire a Teen Dad Program Coordinator to serve all three site offices
2021 – Open a fourth Program Service Site in northern Cook County, IL