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 SUMMER AND FALL 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
The Holidays Are Just Around the Corner . . .
Your partnership allows us to give our young families extra support during the holiday season in addition to our year round individualized home visitation and group programs. Despite the uncertain circumstance last year brought, your generous support provided every child we serve an opportunity to experience the warmth and kindness of the holiday season, and we are hoping to accomplish the same goal this year!
CLICK BELOW to learn more about our Holiday Sharing Program and how you can help!
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!
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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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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.
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Do you thrive doing mission driven work?! . . . Teen Parent Connection is the place for you! We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to fill several roles on our team! View all open positions at on our website!
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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
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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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
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 ...
👶🏿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
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
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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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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!
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🤱🏾This week we will be celebrating #blackbreastfeedingweek! It starts, 8/25 and ends 8/31.
🤱🏿Black breastfeeding has a complex history and unfortunately, there are many barriers to black women getting the support they need.
💪🏿Uplifting Black Mothers on their breastfeeding journey and advocating for support and services for Black breastfeeding is an essential component of #Blackmaternalhealth. Supporting black breastfeeding also means better health outcomes and reduced infant mortality rates! I think we can MORE than support that!
#BBW21 #CollectiveRest #CollectivePower #LiftEveryBaby #worldbreastfeedingmonth
#teenparentsupport #feedingsupport #tpctogether #breastfeedingsupport
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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!
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✨B O D Y I M A G E✨
Pregnant bodies are incredible, beautiful, and strong in so many different ways 🤰🏽! Sometimes you may find yourself focusing on the things you don’t like or wish you could change about your body, but It can be so helpful to take a step back and think of all of the wonderful things your body has done, like carrying a baby!
What was something you loved (or currently love!) about your pregnant body? ✨
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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!
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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 ...
unVINEd begins today! When you make a contribution between April 1 - April 24 - your
gift will have "double the impact" in supporting young families in your community! Visit Teen Parent
Connection's Instagram Profile or Website to Donate!
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Remember to post a selfie with your crew using #tpctogether while you're watching the sermon tomorrow! We love seeing your smiling faces 😘
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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.”
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