Enrolling in Kindred Life Gurnee means you’ll have access to free services which can include counseling, financial support, and life education!
Join other teen parents and their children each Thursday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm if you’re seeking a fun place to belong.
Village Church of Gurnee
1319 N. Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
- Park City
- Gages Lake
- Third Lake
- Old Mill Creek
- North Chicago
- and surrounding areas
A Word From Our Area Site Director
We seeking the Lord’s guidance of the next Gurnee Area site Director. Our staff looks to work with these teen moms and their families! What a terrific year we have ahead of us!
If you are a young mother who may have questions or you are someone looking to serve a teen mother as a volunteer, please feel free to contact us at 224-280-8286 or email at Gurnee@KindredLife.org
Gurnee Area Site Director
Eliza LaBelle joined the Kindred Life team in 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her home church is The Chapel Libertyville, where she served on staff for 11 years. Her ministry there included leading teams in Chapel Kids, serving as Executive Assistant to the Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Communication and Integration. Eliza is passionate about walking with and equipping young moms. She believes that every story matters and loves to help people connect their story with the redeeming work of God in their lives.
Julie Betori began volunteering as a teen parent mentor almost 10 years ago! She has dedicated herself to coming every Thursday evening after working a full day to sit alongside a young mother. Why such dedication? Julie knows that she exists only because of the grace she has received from God, who gave her amazing talents and a huge heart. Our Gurnee program has been blessed that Julie arrived at our doorstep in which to share her generous spirit.
Julie’s advice and support is straight-forward, practical, and never judgmental. A large portion of Michelle’s (current teen mom) success and longevity in this program is a testament to Julie’s dedication and compassion. Her example is steadfast and true. We thank you Julie!
Host Church Spotlight
Village Church of Gurnee
The Gurnee Program at Kindred Life wants to take a moment and acknowledge to thank our host church.
Village Church has been incredibly supportive and available to Kindred Life for many years. The staff, especially Barb Briggs and custodian Josh, are more than helpful and always have a friendly, loving attitude. They open their doors for us so we can provide a place to meet for Life Education Groups, offer a clean and lovely place for childcare, provide rooms for meetings and special occasions.
Every week our dynamic pastor, Todd Habeggar, fills the auditorium with God’s powerful message. The philosophy under which Kindred Life is based on is exemplified in the spirit of this evangelical church and its members.
To learn more about Village Church of Gurnee, visit their website.
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.