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.
Get to know Teen Parent Connection’s young families!
Take a look at what’s happening at Teen Parent Connection and in our community!
Parents’ Pantry Updates
Most immediate needs:
- Baby Wipes (unscented)
- Diaper Genie Refills
- Baby Bath and Lotion (Lavender)
- Dreft Baby Laundry Detergent (Laundry Detergent Unscented/Sensitive Skin)
- Individually Wrapped Snacks
- Gift Cards (Grocery and Gas)
- Black Haircare Products
- Sippy Cups
- Baby Food
- 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 WINTER 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:
- 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
Support Our Annual Campaign
CLICK HERE to make a tax deductible year-end contribution. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar – up to $15,000!!
Join the Teen Parent Connection Team!
Teen Parent Connection is looking for dedicated individuals to fill several roles on our team! CLICK HERE to view all open positions!
Stay Up to Date with Teen Parent Connection on Facebook and Instagram!
Welcome to Monday! This week we will be talking about body image during pregnancy.
Pregnancy comes with many changes. Some changes may be expected, some are not. It’s normal to have feelings about your body that change from day to day... I mean you body and baby are changing day to day too!
While pregnant, our bodies are working hard 24/7 to do amazing things to sustain and grow a new life. I know we’re a bit bias over here, but I think most would agree that THAT is pretty darn astounding! 🤰🏽
Shoulders back, bellies out!! You’ve got this! 💪🏽💪🏿💪🏻
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YOU make the mission of Teen Parent Connection possible! EVERY gift has a direct impact in the lives of young families in your community!
MAKE YOUR IMPACT NOW AT: teenparentconnection.org/unvined
Your gift will be matched "dollar for dollar"! #tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether ...
Would like to earn some
💵E X T R A HOLIDAY BUCKS?! 💵
TPC is looking for some updated participant photos! These photos will be used on Teen Parent Connection social media and other organization outreach.
👉🏽If you have a happy memory to share from a recent celebration, graduation, holiday, or other special moment (and feel comfortable sharing those moments with us) you can send them to your Home Visitor, Group Facilitator, or DM this page!
We will make sure to add an extra
5 H O L I D A Y B U C K S to your total to show our appreciation! That's an extra item in your shopping bag 🎁
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out!
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Last year Teen Parent Connection distributed over 30,000 diapers to young families over 700 visits to the Parents' Pantry! Your continued support ensures that our community members have access to essential items no matter what! Visit the unVINEd webpage to view the tour of our outdoor Parents' Pantry!
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It’s Mindful Monday!
Are you more likely to criticize yourself or be self-compassionate when your are struggling?
It is too often that many of us fall into patterns of self-criticism instead of giving ourselves some grace when things get tough.
It can even feel downright impossible to be kind to ourselves when we are struggling.
Practicing #selfcompassion takes work, but it is so worth it! .
Not sure what self-compassion is? Scroll👉🏻👉🏾👉🏿 for some helpful info and tips!!! .
💰Question of the Day for Baby Bucks💰
Share with us in comments or via DM: What self-compassionate phrase will you tell yourself today?!💙.
“I have managed before, I can manage again.”
“I give myself compassion in this moment.”
“I am only human.”
“I can only do so much- we all have limitations.” .
#tpctogether #teenparents #teenparentsupport #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #parentingsupport #mindfulnesspractice #selfawareness #bekindtoyourself #loveyourself #maternalmentalhealth #perinatalmentalhealth
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 Arianna, and can take pride in knowing that you are investing in young families like hers! Make a gift that will have “double the impact” at: https://teenparentconnection.org/unvined/
#tpctogether #tpcunvined2021 #CAPMonth ...
🙋🏾♀️H E L L O 🙋🏾♀️
Let’s check in for B A B Y B U C K S this week. . . We hope you’re doing well, but if this week is feeling challenging, or if you’re struggling- that’s ok too!
Let us know in the comments using the key below… You can also send us a direct message if that works better for you.
🥰 Feeling great!
🙂 I can’t complain- doing well
😕 I’m ok- having some ups & downs
😵💫 Not feeling it / I’m overwhelmed
🥱 E X H A U S T E D
😭 I’m struggling and need support
👂🏼 need help or resources? We’re here to listen 👂🏾
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!
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Second service with the Doran Crew! #tpctogether ...
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❤️💗❤️💗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)
#glancermagazine #glancerdaily #givingback #supportlocal #teenparentconnection #dupagecounty #glenellyn #glenellynmoms ...
It's the weekend so we hope you all get a chance to enjoy Spring and unVINEd! Use #tpcunvined2021 to show us how you are relaxing this weekend, and if you can - make a donation via Teen Parent Connection's website or social media to help us reach our goal of $15,000. #tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether ...
😭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
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 ...
👶🏿This week, we will be sharing some information about what is known as The Period of P.U.R.P.L.E Crying.
The Period of PURPLE Crying refers to the very normal developmental phase of a baby's life beginning at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3–4 months of age. All babies go through this period. It is during this time that some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it.
💜PURPLE💜 is an acronym that stands for:
P – Peak of crying
U – Unexpected
R – Resists soothing
P – Pain-like face
L – Long lasting
E – Evening
👶🏼What works for you to soothe your baby? Share your tips to earn baby bucks!
#tpctogether #teenparentsupport #parentingsupport #periodofpurplecrying #fussybaby #newborns #newborndevelopment #PURPLEcrying #teenpregnancy #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #CAPMonth
unVINEd begins in NEXT WEEK! Make a donation that will have DOUBLE THE IMPACT for our young families in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month! #tpctogether #TPCUnVined2021 #preventchildabuse ...
Who’s up for some H A L L O W E E N high jinks?
💀COMMENT BELOW OR ENGAGE IN OUR STORIES & . . .
🎃EARN D O U B L E B A B Y B U C K S T H I S W E E K!
💀1 comment/engagement = 2BB!
💀 earn another 2BB for answering correctly! (That’s 4 BB PER QUESTION)
💀 you can earn up to 8BB on today’s post alone!
🦇🌕HAVE A SPOOKY WEEK🌕🐺
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 ...
This week we will be talking about breast milk.
✨How do we store it?
✨How long is breast milk good for?
✨How do we thaw frozen breast milk?
✨What is breast milk made up of?
✨What tips and tricks make pumping and storing milk easier?
💡Tune in to learn all about it!
Have a great week!
#tpctogether #breastfeeding #pumpingmilk #breastmilk #breastmilkstorage #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingeducation #teenparentsupport #childbirtheducation #breastmilkguidelines
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Teen Parent Connection is $490 away from reaching the $3,000 mark on our thermometer! We are CHALLENGING our community members to share this fundraiser and our unVINEd webpage to help us get to $3,000 by the end of TODAY!
During Child Abuse Prevention Month, your gift has DOUBLE the impact thanks to our growing together fund sponsors! Click on our profile and then the “donate” button.
#tpcunvined2021 #tpctogether #CAPMonth ...
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