Wheeling Area

Fall 2017

Welcome to the Wheeling Area Office at Kindred Life Ministries!

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


Wheeling Area News

Volunteer Spotlight

This is our newest teen mentor, Anna.  She just joined the Wheeling program in May after hearing about us at her local church. Anna has embraced being a mentor to her teen mom Roxana. As a mentor Anna has already been able to use her talents and time to demonstrate God’s love to Roxana and to all the teen moms! Would you consider joining our mentoring team? Currently, we are looking for two women who could join us each Wednesday night in Wheeling to mentor waiting teen moms. Also, we are in need of teen dad mentors, especially ones who speak Spanish.  Please consider serving, like Anna, as a mentor.

What’s Happening:

God is faithful and gives seasons of growth and change to ministry, doesn’t He! Kindred Life Wheeling has undergone so much growth over the past three years, the group is unrecognizable to those who have been around for this season! Currently we are serving 9 teen moms, 2 teen dads, and 12 children; we have a full house each Wednesday night with teen parents asking for help, being encouraged, and growing in their faith and as parents–what a blessing!  At the end of the month we will host a fall family open house where where families of the teens will come and check our program out! Additionally, the teen parents will enjoy a day long retreat, hear from speakers on healthy choices, engage in our devotions about the book of 2 Peter, and deepen their relationships with their mentors!

Office wishes:

  • New child care workers who are willing to serve once a month
  • 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]

Upcoming Events for our Wheeling office:

  • Fall Family Open House  – Wednesday, October 25th- 6:30-8pm
  • Donor Dessert – Wednesday, October 25th- 6:30-8pm
  • Swordgirl Conference – Friday, October 27th & Saturday, October 28th
  • New Volunteer & Mentor Training – Monday, November 6th – 6:30-8:30pm @ The Chapel Mundelein
  • Zumba Fundraiser – Saturday, November 11th – Registration @ 8:30am/Zumba @ 9:00am-  Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church


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]