Wheeling Area

Summer 2017

Welcome to the Wheeling Area Office at Kindred Life Ministries!

Wheeling office revampKindred 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 Katie at 224-280-8286 for more information, don’t wait!

Wheeling Area News

Teen Mom Spotlight

This is our newest teen mom, Roxana. She just joined the Wheeling program, in May, with her new son, Jonathan. Roxana is currently a junior in high school and works a part time job. She plans on finishing high school in the next year and then pursing criminal justice. Roxana and Jose, her boyfriend, were able to take advantage of our recent Kindred Life car clinic where her car was repaired by volunteers at Moberg Automotive, in Libertyville; she left in tears as she was so overwhelmed with their kindness and generosity! Pray for Roxana as she attends summer school, and works, while parenting well!

What’s Happening:

In Wheeling, our weekly Wednesday Life Education Groups have wrapped up for the program year; however our summer schedule is now in swing! During the summer months, as a staff we prepare for the upcoming program year and give our volunteers some rest, while still providing social and emotional support for our teen parents. Professional counseling in groups and with individuals continues throughout the summer.  Please pray for this time of growth for the teens with their counselor, Patricia!

Also, pray with us as we continue to reach out to teen moms, teen dads and grandparents! We are specifically praying and looking for teen dad mentors who speak Spanish! 

Office wishes:

  • New meal providers for the upcoming program year
  • Used but working laptops
  • $10 Walmart or Target cards, used for incentives

Would you consider giving in these ways?

Please contact Katie at 224-280-8286 or [email protected]

Prayer requests/Praises:

  • Praise God fo continued interest from local teen parents in joining the program.
  • Pray for our first client we are working on immigration (DACA) issues with, that it would go smoothly
  • Pray for several of our teen families for healthy and safe living situations

 

Upcoming Events for our Wheeling office:

  • Volunteer Informational Meeting – Monday, August 14th – 6:30-8:30pm @ Village Church of Gurnee
  • Mentor Training Retreat – Saturday, September 9 @ The Chapel Mundelein
  • Life Education Program Kickoff Week – Wednesday, September 13th

 

My name is Katie, and I am thrilled to be the Program Director of the Wheeling Area site. During college, I studied education and youth ministry. Before coming to Kindred Life Ministries I was a public school teacher, and a volunteer in many children’s programs at my church. I am also married with three beautiful young children.  This position suits me so well as it combines many of my passions and gifts! Particularly I love working with teens and sharing the love of Jesus! 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 [email protected]