TEEN PARENT AND
PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Teen Parent Grad

RESOURCES & SERVICES

Childcare Referral and Resources

Birth to Five Illinois

773-739-2107

Email: info@birthtofiveilcom

Illinois Action for Children

1340 S. Damen 3rd Floor Chicago, IL, 60608 

312-823-1100

Parenting Resources for Parents

Illinois Department of Healthcare and family services- Family Support Program

1144 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 

217-557-1000

Email- hfs.bbh@illinois.gov

​The Family Support Program (FSP), formerly known as the Individual Care Grant program, provides access to intensive mental health services and supports to youth with severe emotional disturbance.  The goal of the FSP is to support eligible youth and their families by strengthening family stability, improving clinical outcomes, and promoting community-based services.

New Moms

206 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

773-252-3253

Email: contact@newmoms.org

New Moms supports young families in the Western Suburbs of Chicago including: Oak Park, River Forest, Cicero, Maywood, Forest Park, Berwyn, Bellwood, and Melrose Park. Services include: housing, job training, and family support.

SGA Youth & Family Services

312-809-9925

Email: isbepi@sga-youth.org

SGA has a Prevention Initiative Parenting Program that is free. They collaborate with parents to ensure that their children are healthy, happy and prepared for school.   Services include: In-person/virtual home visits, workshops, developmental screenings, group activities, and referrals to other resources. 

Family Focus

1500 S. 59th Ct, 2nd Floor,  Cicero, IL 60804

708-652-0900

FF has a number of programs for families.  A doula is a professional trained in childbirth that provides emotional, physical, and educational support to the family before, during, and after childbirth.  Doula Services also include: virtual home visits, relaxation techniques, breastfeeding training, childbirth classes.  Early Childhood Development services help parents with children ages 0-5 enhance their ability to provide and advocate for their families. Education and support services for parents during the early years significantly contribute to positive, healthy, child-rearing practices, prevention of abuse and neglect, and success in school. Programs offered to strengthen parental knowledge and skills, and reduce isolation. Services include: home visits, developmental screenings, prenatal and parenting support, education, fitness, and nutritional education, crisis intervention, referrals to health care providers and other community services, support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren.  

For information on Doula Services call Carmen Diaz, 312-953-6008 or Soledad Valenzuela, 773-329-7913

For information on Early Childhood Development Services contact Elizabeth Rios, 773-372-8021

Catholic Charities

CC a number of programs to help families.  Their Family Stabilization services is the point of entry for those seeking emergency assistance, case assessment, advocacy, and/or referral to Catholic Charities programs or community resources. Services are available to Spanish-speaking. Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Support provides confidential counseling to individuals and families as they make life choices, and offers post-adoption support, registry, and search and reunion services. CC also has 2 child development centers in Berwyn and Summit. 

For Information on the Family Stabilization Services, call (877) 426-6515

For more information on Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Support, call (312) 655-7086.

For information on the Berwyn Childhood Development Center, call 708-303-3650

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

411 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

708-542-1050

Oak-Leyden has Children services that include, Early-Intervention, Evaluations and Screenings, and Therapy Services. 

Suburban Access

1 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite A-640, Westchester, IL 60154

708-566-8228

708-449-0625

Suburban Access's Child and Family Connections program provides opportunities, information, and referral services.  These are the starting point for all children under the age of 3 and who may have developmental delays. 

Cook County's Lead Hazard Program

312-590-2895

Lead Hazard Reduction and Home Improvement Program offers free home lead inspections and lead hazard repairs.  This program is for those who live in Suburban Cook County, have children under 6 years old or for those who care for children under 6 years old.  See flyer below. 

Clothing and Furniture Assistance

Chicago Furniture Bank

4801 S. Whipple St, Chicago, IL 60623

312-752-0211

West40 are official partners with CFB. Please fill out the Referral Form on the Home page or Contact  age for more assistance and information. The CFB will furnish an entire home. The cost is $50 per visit (can possibly be waived) to the CFB warehouse. Referrals and appts are required and so is transportation of the items you want.

Catholic Charities- Clothing Room

1400 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero, IL 60804

708-222-1491

The Clothing Room provides new or gently used clothing, footwear, and outerwear to families in need.  Open Wednesdays from 10AM-2PM.  Please call for more information.  

Diaper Distribution

Family Focus

1500 S. 59th Ct, 2nd Fl, Cicero, IL 60804

From now until June 0f 2022, Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month families can pick From 12PM-2PM.  Send a text to 312-282-2879with your nam, diaper size, and pick-up time.  * Size availability is not guaranteed. See Flyer below. 

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Diaper Distribution information can be found in the filters when searching for a local food program.  

Employment Resources

West Suburban Cook County American Job Center

1701 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153

 

Financial Resources

Illinois Department of Human Services

2701 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160

 

Health and Medical Care

West Suburban Medical Center

3 Erie St Oak Park, IL 60302

 

Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S 1st AveMaywood, IL 60153


 

Emergency Shelter Assistance for Minor Youth

Maryville Crisis Nursery

6650 W. Irving Park in Chicago

773-205-3637

The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides free, short-term care for parents in distress and experiencing a crisis.  The Nursery protects children birth to age 6 from abuse, neglect, or trauma.  Children receive round-the-clock child care for up to 72 hours for each stay.  Issues that bring families to the Maryville Crisis Nursery include unemployment, parental illness/hospitalization, poverty and homelessness.  

Open Door Shelter 

1110 N. Noble Street (4 blocks southeast of the Division Blue line stop)

773-506-4100

Best times to call: before 9am, after 9pm. Youth 14-20. TGNC youth and single parents w/ children are welcome. 4 month maximum stay. Transitional Living Program available to clients in the interim program. No ID required. 

 

Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (“RAPPP”)* 

3262 N. Clark Steet

773-506-3120 

Provides 4 months shelter for pregnant and/or parenting youth. 8 beds, 8 cribs. Youth ages 14-20. Call for intake.

 

El Rescate 

2703 W Division Street

872-829-2654

For ages14-17. All genders. 3 week stay. Meals, showers, family reunification. Call to schedule intake.


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WEST40 TEEN PARENTING SERVICES

*At the moment, these services are for students in the Proviso Area only*

The main goal is to help teens identify their parenting needs and assist in removing the barriers that are preventing school attendance and ultimately graduation. 

 

This includes: 

  • Discussing school rights and self-advocacy

  • Navigating specific educational needs to ensure equity

  • Empowering teen parents through life skills training

  • Daycare tours/interviews and assistance with IL Action for Children daycare application

  • Interviewing providers for prenatal and pediatric care

  • SNAP and WIC application education and support

  • PACE bus and transportation options

  • Liaison with providers in the community to create a support network for teen parents

  • Providing food resources, diaper, formula, wipes, clothes, and baby supplies

  • Home visits and connections to parenting classes

  • School advocacy: accommodations, homebound tutoring, etc

For support in the Proviso Area contact: 

Martha Ramirez

West 40 Teen Parent Advocate 

847.257.2632 

mramirez@west40.org

 

Do you know a pregnant or parenting teen in the Proviso Area?     

Fill out the Teen Parent Referral Form below. 

Teen Parent Referral Form