Teen Parent Connection

Welcome to Teen Parent Connection


Teen Parent Connection logoOur 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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“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


Most Immediate Needs:

  • Diapers (size 5, 6, 7)
  • Gift cards (grocery & gas)
  • Baby sunscreen
  • Baby bath & lotion (lavender)
  • Dreft baby laundry detergent (laundry detergent unscented/sensitive skin)
  • Toothpaste (adults)
  • Black haircare products
  • Shampoo & conditioner sets
  • 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 Summer months, in sizes Newborn to 5T.
  • Donated clothing should be in new or gently used condition, 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 [email protected]

We Do NOT Accept:

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