Teen Parent Connection

Welcome to Teen Parent Connection

GROWING TOGETHER SINCE 1985

Holiday Sharing Program BannerOur 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.

“With the support of Teen Parent Connection, I found housing for my son and I, received multiple scholarships, went to college, and graduated.” – Healthy Families Program Participant

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GIVE A LITTLE JOY THIS SEASON WITH TEEN PARENT CONNECTION

Spread holiday cheer by donating brand new items via our Holiday Sharing Program! Your contributions bring peace of mind to young parents, ensuring a happy holiday for their families. Through this program, young parents have the opportunity to earn “Holiday Bucks” which they can use to “purchase” toys and gifts for their children and family.

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“I was taught how to be a better mother and role model, a better student and employee. I was taught how to love being me and never again doubt my self-worth.” – Young Parent Group Participant

PARENTS’ PANTRY UPDATES

Most Immediate Needs:

  • Baby wipes (unscented)
  • Diapers (size 5, 6, 7)
  • Diaper Genie refills
  • Baby bath & lotion (lavender)
  • Dreft baby laundry detergent (laundry detergent unscented/sensitive skin)
  • Gift cards (grocery & gas)
  • Pacifiers
  • Black haircare products
  • Shampoo & conditioner sets
  • Women’s deodorant
  • To view other wishlist items, visit our Amazon Wishlist by clicking HERE

We Are Currently Accepting:

  • Freshly laundered baby clothes and children’s clothing for Fall & Winter months, in sizes Newborn to 6.
  • Donated clothing should be in new or gently used condition, less than 5 years old, freshly washed, free of pet fur and without stains.
  • Because we have limited storage, we request that you send us the condition and age, along with a photo of all large baby equipment to our Pantry Coordinator, Therese Crawford at ThereseC@teenparentconnection.org

We Do Not Accept:

  • Used car seats
  • Stuffed animals
  • Drop-side cribs
  • Cribs more than 4 years old
  • Any item/toy that is broken, dirty, or missing pieces
  • Used breast pumps
  • Maternity clothing
  • Out-of-season clothing

“Teen Parent Connection’s Prevention Education Program has become an integral component of our health education curriculum.” – Health Teacher at Hinsdale South High School in Darien

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Dad's group participants pose together
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Participants pose together while socially distanced
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Side by side photos of mom with her baby and later, with her child as a toddler
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Participant mom at her graduation
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Teen Parent Connection's Parents' Pantry
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Mom and toddler doing homework together
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Donated meals for young families
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Young moms pose together
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Dad cuddles his baby daughter
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Mom posing with her baby having a bottle
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A happy participant posing in their graduation cap and gown
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Participant family at Thanksgiving in matching pajamas
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Participant graduation in 2019
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Happy holidays from Santa Claus
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One of our pantry patrons donating needed items
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Father cradling his infant
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Pantry volunteers posing together
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Participants enjoying an event
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Family at the park enjoying their baby
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Donations thanks to our generous donors
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Donations for our participant families
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A dad poses with his newborn
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Happy mom and baby
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Tiny baby being cradled in their parent's arms
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Santa and kids at Christmas time
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Pregnant mom and family
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Two happy people with donations
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Diapers donation for our participants
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Small child drawing on paper
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Volunteers helping at the Parents' Pantry
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Dad and child posing together

“Having my doula as a support system and to have her answer my bajillion questions was so, so helpful and I really couldn’t have gotten through it without her! She made my entire pregnancy & labor and delivery experience so much less stressful.” – Doula Program Participant