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Our mission is to enable, empower, equip, and encourage at-risk adolescent parents and their children. With your help we can break the cycle of poverty and change the future for young homeless and near-homeless families in Chicago.

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Help make a difference in the lives of struggling, impoverished adolescent parents and their children. Join the New Moms volunteer team and help us in our mission to enable, empower, and equip our participant families.

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OUR PROGRAMS

New Moms provides comprehensive, individualized services to homeless and near-homeless adolescent parents and their children, allowing them every opportunity for success, as they work toward economic independence and family stability.

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All the services and mentoring provided by New Moms are made possible by your generous donations.  Your support is invaluable–thank you.

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THE FACTS

Our Cooperative Living Program represents 78% of beds in the City of Chicago for this young population—yet we annually turn away over 600 homeless adolescent-led families, due to lack of space..
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Education re-enrollment is a key component in New Moms’ attempt to break the cycle of poverty—the average annual income for a female high school dropout it $8,472; whereas the national average across educational levels is $33,606.
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The number of pregnant and/or parenting homeless female youth in Illinois has more than doubled in the last 20 years, rising from 33-68%.
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New Moms is the only Chicago agency offering holistic services—supportive housing as well as individualized case management; parenting education; early childhood programming; and self-sufficiency services—to this particularly vulnerable group of moms and children.
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BRIGHT ENDEAVORS

At Bright Endeavors, participants gain critical on-the-job experience, while producing high-quality products, which generate revenue for New Moms.

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