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!

Contact Us

Call or text Program Director, Ashley, if you would like to learn about joining us.

Phone: 224-280-8286

Email: Ashley@KindredLife.org

Main Office: Visit our Contact Page

Host Church

Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church
300 N Schoenbeck Road
Wheeling, IL  60090

Map and Directions
Website

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.

Ashley Crump

Ashley Crump

Cook County Teen Mom Program Director

Kindred Life Ministries – Cook County Teen Mom Program

Meet Ashley
Ashley has a passion first and foremost for loving people and along with that teaching and equipping them to set them up for success so they can walk in all that God has planned for them. She has been able to be a part of that in various capacities whether working at Wilderness Therapy in North Carolina with teenage girls, Equine Therapy in Alabama with adults and children with disabilities, serving up coffee at a coffee shop in Wisconsin, and supporting churches as a Communications Coordinator, a student leader, and a young adult leader. Her love for the Lord and relationship with Him is an integral part of who she is and leads/guides all that she does. She is heavily involved at her church the Chapel (Grayslake Campus) leading a Young Adult Women’s Bible Study, facilitating School of Kingdom Ministry for Young Adults, and serving as a leader for Chapel Young Adults. 
 
Ashley enjoys meeting people at coffee shops to get to know them more, spending time with her friends and family, and anything spent outdoors, hiking, running, spending hours on her road bike listening to an audiobook, and camping whenever she can. She loves to combine her passion for the outdoors with her passion for creating a healthy community and loving people through planning weekend trips for young adults with her best friend so that they can get away, rest, and feel known, cared about, and loved in a healthy community.
PAIGE NEUHAUS

PAIGE NEUHAUS

Professional Counselor

Kindred Life Ministries – Wheeling

Meet Paige

Paige is a Licensed Professional Counselor and recently joined Kindred Life Ministries in February 2019 as the Wheeling site counselor. Previously she was a school counselor in Chicago for several years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication from Wheaton College and a Masters of Education in Counseling from DePaul University.
 
Paige has passion and experience working with underprivileged youth. Paige is married to Kevin. They have one young daughter, Frannie. The Neuhaus family attends Harvest Bible Chapel in Niles. In her free time Paige enjoys reading, baking, and going on walks with her family.
 
 
Find out what is new with Kindred Life and what events are coming up:

News and Events

 

See what our Wheeling program parents need this month and help us pray:

Prayer, Praise and Needs

 

Host Church Spotlight

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.

Volunteer Spotlight

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

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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.

Make a General Donation

Your donations provide mentoring, education, food and other valuable resources for our young parents and thier families. All assistance is greatly appreciated.