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


Main Office: Visit our Contact Page

Host Church

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

Map and Directions

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.


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

Volunteers Make Life Sweeter!

Volunteers Make Life Sweeter!

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...

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Incredible Cards for Kindred Response

Incredible Cards for Kindred Response

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...

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Chili Cook Off 2019

Chili Cook Off 2019

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...

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Chili Cook-Off 2018 Results

Chili Cook-Off 2018 Results

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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#GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the...

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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.


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.