Kindred Life Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 at 224-280-8286 for more information, don’t wait!

Contact Us

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

Phone: 224-280-8286

Email: Christina@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

Our Wheeling Area Ministry serves the following communities:

 

  • Arlington Heights
  • Wheeling
  • Prospect Heights
  • Palatine
  • Barrington
  • Schaumburg
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Lake Zurick
  • Long Grove
  • and surrounding areas

A Word From Our Area Site Director

My name is Christina, and I am blessed to be the Kindred Life Program Director for our Wheeling site. I am privileged 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 me at 224-280-8286 or write me at christina@KindredLife.org

Christina Greer

Christina Greer

Wheeling Area Site Director

Kindred Life Ministries – Wheeling
Meet Christina

Christina has a passion for helping people be all God created them to be.  With a background in teaching, counseling and Human Resources, she loves to support and encourage others in their own journeys.  

She received her MA in Teaching from George Fox University after completing her student teaching in Ecuador and with the Migrant Summer School.  She has taught in both public schools and private Christian ministries.  

Christina has served as a counselor with Care Pregnancy Center.  While there, she and her husband Tony welcomed homeless teen mothers to live with them as a Shepherding Home.  Responding to a call to counsel, she continued her training at Western Seminary where she received a Graduate Diploma in Biblical studies with an emphasis in counseling.   Afterwards she served as a counselor with Good Samaritan Ministries.  

Christina loves an adventure and has led two tours to Israel.  She loves to hike, raft and sea kayak wilderness areas with her husband.  But her greatest passion is helping others to discover their great worth and to experience the love of God in Jesus Christ.  

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

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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Katherine

  When Katherine first learned she was pregnant, she was full of fear. That fear continued into her daughter’s birth and the start of her parenting journey. Having a child as a teenager introduced strain into her family relationships. Her siblings resented her...

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Sandra’s Story

Sandra’s Story

Sandra was young and unprepared to be successful in parenting when she gave birth to her son, Damian, at 16 years old. When she heard about Kindred Life through a school teen parenting program, she decided to join. Once she entered Kindred Life Wheeling, Sandra found...

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Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer’s Story

As children get ready to head back to school each fall, their minds grow with nervous excitement as the new year approaches! Part of the excitement definitely involves school supplies.  “Ok, I need pens, pencils, notebooks, diapers, bottles, formula…” “Wait?! Diapers...

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Klaudia’s Story

Klaudia’s Story

When hard times fall on a person, the question that quickly comes to mind is, “What good can come out of this situation?” This question overwhelms teenage girls, when they find out that they are pregnant and alone. Little did a woman, we will call Bethany, know that...

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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.