Kindred Life’s Cook County Teen Mom Program is a fun, encouraging, and supportive place to be! Join other teen moms and their children, each Wednesday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, as we grow together and work towards accomplishing our educational, emotional, and practical goals!
Belonging to Kindred Life’s Cook County Teen Mom Program means you’ll have access to free services which can include counseling, financial support, and life education!
Are you a teen parent interested in joining us?
If so call or text Program Director, Ashley 224-280-8286 for more information, don’t wait!
A Word From Ashley, Our Cook County Teem Mom Program Director
Welcome home. Whatever your journey has been up to this point, we’d love to move forward with you. Our community of young parents is growing together, learning life skills and most importantly beginning to THRIVE.
On behalf of our counselor, mentors and Kindred Kids team, we are eager to get to know you and your child(ren) and support you as take steps to take hold of your future.
I’d love to meet with to learn more about you and your hopes, dreams and goals for you and your family.
Cook County Teen Mom Program Director
Kindred Life Ministries – Cook County Teen Mom Program
Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church
We are so honored and blessed to be hosted every Wednesday night at Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church in Wheeling. The staff has been so incredibly gracious to our program. The congregation has been a blessing to our teen parents by mentoring, participating in Sip Cup Coin Drive and providing weekly meals.
You will find the sanctuary full of welcoming, friendly faces gathered to hear Pastor Adam delivering God’s word. Please feel welcomed to join any Sunday morning at 9:30am.
To learn more about Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church, visit their website.
Joani Bellito, has been serving Kindred Life for a decade. Joani started back as the Program Director in our Wheeling office. Then she generously
served on our board of directors. Since her term recently ended, Joani is now coordinating a group at her home church to serve meals to our teen parents and their children on our Life Education Group nights.
Joani’s heart of service is a Christ-like example of selflessness and consistency. She is a true gift to Kindred Life Ministries. Thank you on behalf of countless teen parents for your love, patience and dedication this past decade!
Teen Parent Spotlight
Brenda and her son Sebastian have been in the Wheeling program for a year now. During this year it’s been our privilege to watch them grow and become more independent and strong as a family. Brenda is now completing her senior year of high school, with hopes of continuing her education next year towards becoming a registered nurse one day. Pray with us for Brenda and Sebastian, and dad Mauricio, that they would be able to balance their jobs, schooling, and parenting well.
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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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...
It's that time of year at Kindred Life when you can encourage a young family through our Sippy Cup Drives. Traditionally, you would pick up a sippy cup from your church or group hosting the drive, bring it home so you could pray for a family, fill the cup with change...
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...
Getting creative and having fun with one teen mom! A homemade pulley system gets the job done!Like every month, teen parents received a supply of diapers thanks to our partnership with Twice as Nice Mother & Child. And in April, thanks to your generosity, our 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.