Join other teen parents and their children, each Tuesday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, as we grow together and work towards accomplishing our educational, emotional, and practical goals!
We are friendly, funny, easy going, and loving. Mostly we are passionate about supporting each other and being the awesome moms and dads God created us to be!
Let us help support you to finish school, navigate family and community resources and meet some other terrific families!
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1822 E. Grand Ave.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
- Fox Lake
- Lake Villa
- Salem, WI
- Spring Grove
- Trevor, WI
- Wilmot, WI
- and surrounding areas
A Word From Melissa,
Our Area Site Director
Hi. We’re glad you are looking into Kindred Life. We are so proud of you for taking the courageous step to parent your child and to search for a good community to join.
Our group is seeking to learn and grow together in our parenting, our friendships, and our goals for the future. If you are interested in learning more about Antioch Kindred Life, I would be glad to talk with you to answer your questions and get to know you better. I look forward to hearing from you. Call or text me at: 847-338-8587
Antioch Area Site Director
Melissa specializes in implementing purpose driven programs, seamlessly bringing multiple generations plus resources together, and fundraising.
Abby Bosco recently joined the KL team in July of 2020, after over 3 years working with children, teens, and families in a community mental health setting. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and greatly enjoyed the new experience of living in the city. After graduating, Abby returned to her home town in the north suburbs and completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University in Schaumburg.
Abby has a passion for working with children and families and providing guidance to parents on how to navigate both the challenges and the joys of parenthood.
In her free time, Abby likes to spend time with her dog, listen to music, play guitar, and spend as much time as possible with family. On weekends, Abby attends church at The Chapel in Libertyville and really enjoys the praise music, the message, and the feeling of rejuvenation as a new week begins.
This year’s Program Volunteer of the Year is Anne McArtney. Anne began volunteering with us three years ago as a one on one teen mentor; first to Justine and now Anne. She jumped into mentoring with with her whole heart and has richly blessed us all! She went above and beyond for the young parents, having them over for lunch, introducing them to her family and regularly checking in. She has also has opened her home to the entire Antioch program and has hosted amazing tea parties.
She courageously and graciously shares the truth and grace of Jesus with each teen parent. This past month Anne and Alyssa have begun attending an Alpha Bible study together.
When I think of Anne McArtney, I can’t help but remember something she said that first year after a difficult Life Education Group meeting. “Sometimes people are rough on the outside, maybe they don’t look like our preconceived ideas of what should be. But aren’t we all a glorious mess in need of a Savior? Isn’t loving them where they are at and speaking the truth what Jesus would do?”
Thank you Anne for all you do for these young families and also for doing what Jesus would do!
Teen Parent Spotlight
Our three Kindred Life Offices launched for our program year in September. With excitement, grateful hearts, kiddos a year older/new kiddos added, and a few new guidelines for Covid19 we were ready to go! Our Antioch Office launched with three moms, three kiddos, a...
We are so glad you have chosen to golf with us this year and support Kindred Life Ministries. Your participation will help finance programs that assist teen moms and teen dads navigate parenthood as they grow, mature and raise their children. Your participation...
This summer all three of our Kindred Life offices have continued to hold summer socials and stay connected to our clients. Many of these socials have been virtual. Staff, volunteers, and clients have joined online to sing happy birthday to a birthday child, share...
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We are so proud of our Antioch graduates, Alyssa and Ingrid! Both young women have worked hard over the last several years, soaking up all that the ministry had to offer them. We look forward to all God has in store for them in the coming weeks. Please celebrate with...
David works long shifts at a local pharma recycling center to provide for his family. He has learned how to do many different jobs within the organization so that he can quickly fill the gaps as needs arise. He is a team player and is eager to learn. With his annual...
As some of you know, one of our fundraisers we do throughout the year is the Sip Cup Drive. Usually, you would take a sippy cup home, fill it with change and bills, write a note of encouragement to a client and then turn it back in. Due to the virus, we have turned...
We wanted to make Mother’s Day special for our teen moms by pampering them at a Mother’s Day tea. We couldn’t meet in person so my best hope was to find a beautiful vintage teacup for each mother to remember the special day. It turned out there was one and I came...
It is so fitting that we would end the ministry year focused on The Vine. Throughout the year, as we have learned the “I am” statements of Jesus, the prevailing theme has been that Jesus longs for us to be in the right relationship with him and he will go to great...
Thank you for making a life-changing difference for teen parents in our community! We asked and you delivered! COVID-19 created an urgent problem for Kindred Life Ministries. To close our fiscal year on budget and provide continuous services to our precious teen...
Other Ways to Get Involved
Call for Volunteers
Kindred Life Ministries is always in need of volunteers. Do you feel called to serve teen parents and their children? We would love to hear from you.
Join TEAM THRIVE!
If you love to run, beginner to advanced levels, join TEAM THRIVE to raise awareness and financial support for teen mothers and children.