Wheeling Area

Spring 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 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

Volunteer Spotlight– Stephanie Young

Stephanie  has served as a lead volunteer in the past two Kindred Life Wheeling chili cook off events. She has given countless hours and resources to make sure that these fundraising events were a success. Stephanie attended committee meetings, made tons of chili, recruited and trained volunteers, and made raffle baskets.  Her intricate efforts have sustained this ministry here in Wheeling. Stephanie has served in a behind the scenes manner, yet powerfully and importantly. Her servant heart challenges and encourages us regularly. Thank you, Stephanie, for how you’ve served so well and faithfully; you truly are a testament that there is a place for everyone to use their skills to serve!

What’s Happening:

In Wheeling, our weekly Wednesday Life Education Groups continue with a homemade meal, childcare for the evening, and life education for the parents. We’ve had a full load of speakers and topics covered lately, and are look forward to learning more about the National Louis’ Wheeling program and car seat safety this month. The teen parents also continue to work towards setting and maintaining a budget for themselves, as well as working on their emotional goals through individual and group counseling.

Office wishes:

  • 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:

  • Pray for teen moms to work hard and finish the school semester strong
  • For the housing situations to improve for two of our teen moms
  • For our teen dads to be willing to come and be engaged at Kindred Life
  • Praises that our teen moms are connecting and utilizing counseling
  • Praises that we have room for two new teen moms


Upcoming Events for our Wheeling office:

  • Volunteer Information Meeting – May 15th;6:[email protected] Chapel Mundelein
  • Golf Outing – Friday, June 9th – White Deer Run Golf Course in Vernon Hills


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]