March 2015: Teen Parent Connection featured on Naperville Channel 17’s Spotlight!
December 1, 2014: Suburban Triumph, Teen Parent Connection
Teen Parent Connection featured in Glancer Magazine’s December 2014 Issue in Suburban Triumph section. The section featured the story of former TPC participant Lisette and her son Xsavier. “I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without Teen Parent Connection. I would not have known who to turn to.” -Lisette
Read her entire story!
September 2014: Alyssa Horton, Teen Parent Connection past-participant, shares her parenting journey with United Way!
August 13, 2014: Doula program helps young parents.
One of the key components of the Glen Ellyn-based organization is its doula program, which is entering its second decade. Doulas are trained staff who offer support, guidance and help empowering mothers and fathers during the final trimester of pregnancy and for eight weeks after the birth.
July 31, 2014: Daily Herald features Teen Parent Connection Doula program which offers support for parents-to-be ranging in age from 12 to 22. The Doula program recently received a generous grant for $15,000 by Chicago Foundation for Women.
May 29, 2014: Teen Parent Connection secures renewal support from DuPage Community Foundation.
May 6, 2014: The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominations for the 17th annual Small Business of the Year Awards. Teen Parent Connection nominated again for Non-Profit of the Year.
April 16, 2014: Naperville Jaycees donates more than $8,000 to local organizations, including Teen Parent Connection.
April 7, 2014: Human Race: Teen Parent Connection helps families make strong start featuring profile on volunteer Ali Schuck.
April 2, 2014: Good Cause: Teen Parent Connection “When Alyssa Horton became pregnant during her junior year at Naperville Central High School, she thought she was the only Naperville teen who was pregnant. ‘I felt like I was going to go through it completely alone,’ she said.”
December 2, 2013: Wheaton Bank & Trust Company part with Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP to host Holiday Gift Drive to benefit Teen Parent Connection.
November 27, 2013: DuPage organization guides young moms and dads,
“We do see a lot of challenges, but I would say far and above, I more so am impressed by the strength and resilience and the way that these families step up and really take the challenges on,” Wulbecker said. “These families have courageously chosen to parent and so our job is to just support them and to make sure they have the resources to do the best job.”
View video of Brittany Garling, an Doula and instructor for Teen Parent Connection, teaching during a childbirth education class for pregnant couples ages 12-25. The class was held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn.
July 25, 2013: Parenting Prep: Teen Parent Connection offers support, resources to young moms and dads.
May 29, 2013: Teen Parent Connection secures renewal support from DuPage Community Foundation.
May 17, 2013: Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative Awards $3,000 Grant to Teen Parent Connection at its Annual Derby Celebration.
February 27, 2013: Teen Parent Connection helps to promote oral health amongst participants and their children with the help of the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation.
February 14, 2013: Executive Director, Becky Beilfuss, advocates for the health and safety of children in the state of Illinois. She spoke on a panel at the Voices for Illinois Children Kids Count launch, held to bring exposure to the importance of early childcare education, health care coverage and child care services.
February 13, 2013: A fitting tribute to Teen Parent Connection board member, Rob Hatfield, who passed away in February. He gave so much of himself not only to our mission, programs, staff, and participants, but to the broader community as Senior Pastor of First Church of Lombard.
May 2, 2012: Teen Parent Connection launches campaign to help rewrite the teen parent’s story.
March 2012: Teen Parent Connection featured on Naperville Channel 17’s Spotlight!
March 28, 2012: Participant and staff member Emily Marsden chosen to speak at kick-off to National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Chicago.
April 27, 2011: Teen Parent Connection educates teen parents.