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
Whether you brought a dinner, rocked a baby, taught a life education night, or mentored a teen parent - you made a difference. Thank you for serving! The week of April 20th, we celebrated Ministry Partner Appreciation Week with videos to say “Thank You” from clients...
In the wake of the pandemic, our Program Directors presented an idea to support our teen parents. The teen parents we serve presently are challenged with at least one of these situations: They live in less than ideal situations. Being at home (nonstop) may not be...
We are so excited to host another Chili Cook-Off at our Wheeling location. Your participation will help finance programs that assist teen moms and teen dads navigate parenthood as they grow, mature and raise their children. Please consider inviting your friends and...
We had over 200 participants attend our annual Chili Cook-Off this month! Besides all the excellent entertainment, we had award winning chili to taste, teen parent testimonies and so much great fellowship. This year was our first ever paddle raise and we are humbled...
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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.