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Our mission: To serve the community through education on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and through long-term assistance to adolescent parents for their development of self-esteem, parenting skills, and empowerment towards self-sufficiency.   

Since 1985, Teen Parent Connection has delivered education, support, and resources to adolescent parents and their children in DuPage County, Illinois. Our primary goal is to provide services that will prevent child abuse and neglect among this at-risk population.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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STORIES

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Parents’ Pantry Updates

Most immediate needs:

  • Black Haircare Products
  • Pacifiers
  • Sippy Cups
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Individually Wrapped Snacks
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Baby Bath and Lotion
  • Hygiene Products for Men and Women
  • To view other needed items, please visit our Amazon Wish-list – HERE.

We are accepting:

  • Freshly laundered baby and children’s clothes –
    • for SPRING AND SUMMER months
    • Sizes Newborn to Size 6
    • (Clothes should be less than 5 years old)
  • Because we have limited storage, we request you send a photo, condition, age of all large baby equipment so that we can share that information with community members.

We are not accepting:

  • Summer Clothing
  • Used Car Seats
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Drop-Side Cribs
  • Cribs More Than 4 Years Old
  • Any Item/Toy that is Broken/Dirty/Missing Pieces
  • Breast Pumps
  • Maternity Clothing

Teen Parent Connection is thrilled to announce that we are one of 37 DuPage County not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant through DuPage Foundation’s Spring Community Needs Grant Program. DuPage Foundation awarded $702,860, a new record amount, to organizations working in the areas of Health & Human Services. Teen Parent Connection is grateful for the continued partnership from DuPage Foundation in empowering young families in DuPage County.

CLICK HERE to see all grantees!

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SUPPORT TEEN PARENT CONNECTION
❤️💗❤️💗Galentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate your friends than with an evening in fuzzy socks, drinking your favorite wine and listening to a few stories about the power of strength and determination?

Who wouldn't love that? . . . So, this Galentine’s Day join Teen Parent Connection via Zoom for their Girls’ Night In! 🍷❤️💕

Registration for this event is FREE, but in honor of Valentine’s Day, a donation of $14 to support Teen Parent Connection’s young families is suggested! #tpctogether #tpcgalentines

Register Now At: [https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=KTJkxc](https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=KTJkxc)

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Teen Parent Connection is so excited to kick off unVINEd TOMORROW - April 1, 2021! While we continue to miss seeing you in person, we kindly ask that you take what you would have spent for a fancy night out, and invest in the families of TPC throughout April in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Your gift will have double the impact thanks to our generous Growing Together Fund Sponsors – who will match your gifts “dollar for dollar” (up to $15,000)! Learn more about Teen Parent Connection’s young families and mission, or make a donation at teenparentconnection.org/unvined
#tpcunvined2021 #TPCTogether #CAPMonth
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It is the LAST day to support Teen Parent Connection’s unVINED Campaign through our Giving DuPage Day Fundraiser!

This year, all proceeds from Giving DuPage Days will go toward our unVINEd campaign. All donations will have “double the impact” empowering our community of young families. Thanks to our generous Growing Together Fund Sponsors, your gifts will be matched “dollar for dollar” (up to $15,000)!

Participate At - https://www.givingdupageday.org/organizations/teen-parent-connection
#TPCunVINEd2021 #TPCTogether #GivingDuPage #GDD2021
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Because of our amazing community, Teen Parent Connection has raised over $14,000 toward our $15,000 goal. We only need to RAISE $690 MORE to earn our complete "dollar for dollar" match! Help us cross that finish line before April 30th by donating through Giving DuPage Days at: https://www.givingdupageday.org/.../teen-parent-connection

#tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether #GDD2021
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Take a few minutes off from scrolling your feed to visit Teen Parent Connection's unVINEd webpage! You’ll get to know more about the young families we serve, our mission and goals, and you can make a donation that will be matched “dollar for dollar” by our generous sponsors!
#tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether
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Congratulations to our bonus prize winners from last week - Patricia and Courtney! Participate in unVINEd this week, and YOU could win a bonus prize! DONATE NOW AT: https://teenparentconnection.org/unvined/ or through our social media pages to make your impact today!
#tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether #CAPMonth
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🌬B E L L Y B R E A T H I N G

Let’s all take two minutes and practice some belly breathing today! This practice is not only great to help cope with labor pain, but can be a great tool to help ease anxiety and lower stress levels.

👉🏻This is also a great practice you can do with your children to help them learn to cope as well!

✨Share how your breathing practice made you feel today, and earn some baby bucks!

#tpctogether #breathingexercises #breathingtechniques #breathinginlabor #bellybreathing #copingtechniques #comfortmeasuresforbirth #informedbirth #teenparentsupport #childbirtheducation #prenataleducation
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Today is the LAST DAY to support unVINEd and help us reach our $15,000 matching goal! We are less than $4,000 away, and if you DONATE TODAY (April 24th) between 6AM – 8PM you will be entered into our drawing of a BONUS PRIZE.
Don’t miss your chance to have DOUBLE THE IMPACT in empowering young families in your community!
Donate now through our website or social media accounts!
#tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether
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Question of the day for baby bucks💰💵: what is your favorite thing about pregnancy 🤰? OR being a parent?? #tpctogether #motherhood #fatherhood #pregnancy #teenparents #teensupport ...

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Throughout the month of April, we will be introducing you to some of our young parents, and taking a deeper look at Teen Parent Connection’s Mission. This week you’ll meet Stephanie, and can take pride in knowing that you are investing in young families like hers! You can learn more about Stephanie and make a donation on our unVINEd webpage!
#tpctogether #tpcunvined2021 #CAPMonth
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😭What happens if all of the tips and tricks don’t seem to be working?!

😭Sometimes babies just cry, and that’s hard!!

👉🏽 WE ALL HAVE OUR LIMITS👈🏻
& there’s NO SHAME in that!

If you’re at your limit, feeling angry, or overwhelmed, make sure your baby is in a safe place (like there crib or pack n’ play) and take a breather.
IT IS OK TO DO THAT!

👉🏽step out of the space and take some deep breaths.
👉🏻 call someone for support.
👉🏾Ask someone else in the house to take a turn comforting baby.
👉🏿If you’ve had a hard day, try and plan some breaks into your day to help recharge your batteries. When you can you take a moment for yourself?

💜Parenting is a 24/7 job! 💜
👶🏽Give yourself some grace
👶🏼Give yourself a break when you need it
💜YOU DESERVE IT💜

#periodofpurplecrying #purplecrying #capmonth #childabusepreventionmonth #capmonth2021 #teenparentsupport #parentingtips #cryingbaby #parentingeducation #4thtrimester #fussybaby #tpctogether
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Today is Wear Blue Day! Throw on your favorite blue duds to create awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you POST a of photo of you and your family in blue this weekend (through April 11, 2021) and TAG Teen Parent Connection (on Facebook or Instagram) with #TPCunVINEd2021, #TPCTogether and #WearBlue4Kids – you will be entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD!

“Wearing Blue connects you with millions of others across the country who support child abuse prevention efforts, strong families, and healthy children. Wearing Blue shows that you believe that - “All children deserve a great childhood because our children are our future!” Wearing Blue raises awareness and encourages others to support child abuse prevention as well.”

#StopChildAbuse #CAPmonth #WearBlue4Kids #WearBlue #TPCTogether #GoBlueIllinois
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