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:
- Black Haircare Products
- Sippy Cups
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Food
- Individually Wrapped Snacks
- 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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🤱🏿It’s World Breastfeeding Week! 🤱🏻
💁🏽♀️It's important to know and acknowledge that everyone's feeding journey is different!
Breastfeeding can come with some challenges . . . Whether you breastfed for 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 years, you can be proud of yourself! Everyone’s breastfeeding journey looks a little bit different, and that is BOTH normal and A-OK! 🤱🏽
Today you can S H A R E TO E A R N
🤑BABY BUCKS! 🤑 by commenting below 👇🏿👇🏼👇🏻
🤱🏼✨What is something you WANT TO KNOW -or-
WISH YOU KNEW about breastfeeding before giving birth?
#tpctogether#WBW2021 #WABA #ProtectBreastfeeding #SharedResponsibility #breastfeeding #SDGs #worldbreastfeedingweek2021 #ProtectBreastfeedingaSharedResponsibility #protectbreastfeedingtogether #buildingbackbetter #warmchain4breastfeeding #breastfeeding4publichealth
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 ...
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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)
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It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and this year the objectives are to Inform, Anchor, Engage, and Galvanize!
Learn more about what you can do to champion breastfeeding by following the links in our profile!
#TPCTogether #WBW2021 #breastfeeding #worldbreastfeedingweek20201 #SharedResponsibility #buildingbackbetter #warmchain4breastfeeding #breastfeeding4publichealth ...
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 ...
💦WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR WATER BREAKS?!
✨A pregnant person's bag of waters (amniotic sac filled with amniotic fluid) can rupture before labor begins, during labor, or sometimes NOT AT ALL!
🤔When it does break, W H A T H A P P E N S ?
💧Sometimes a small, high tear in the amniotic sac (AKA: A high rupture) can cause a slower trickle or leak of fluid.
🌊Sometimes a tear can occur lower in the amniotic sac which often leads to a more sudden, gush of fluid.
👉🏾Once the rupture happens, some fluid, but NOT ALL will come out of the cervix, then out of the vagina.
🌊With a low rupture, the fluid around the baby's head will come out, allowing baby's head to come down and apply direct pressure to the cervix.
👉🏽👉🏿👉🏻This can cause labor to speed up (some of the time!) as well as cause more intense contractions.
👉🏾Just because your water breaks, doesn't mean that all of the fluid is gone. You will most likely notice leaking fluid during labor and birth!
💧Keep reading through the slides for some helpful visuals and info about "ROM" the Rupture of Membranes (your water breaking).
#tpctogether #amnioticsac #ruptureofmembranes #waterbreaking #whathappenswhenyourwaterbreaks #childbirth #childbirtheducation #childbirtheducationforteens #teenpregnancy #prenataleducation #teenparents #teenparentsupport #signsoflabor ...
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 ...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week!
This year, #WBW2021 is focusing on how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of ALL, and the urgent need to protect breastfeeding worldwide.
👉🏿 Everyone’s breastfeeding journey is different and unique and we want to honor that!
🤱💪This week Teen Parent Connection will be sharing information and resources to support those who are thinking about, are, or have breastfed their children . . .
N O M A T T E R H O W Y O U D O I T!
on your own
with the help of a donor
for one day
or one year
or maybe longer
#tpctogether#WBW2021 #WABA #ProtectBreastfeeding #SharedResponsibility #breastfeeding #SDGs #worldbreastfeedingweek2021 #ProtectBreastfeedingaSharedResponsibility #protectbreastfeedingtogether #buildingbackbetter #warmchain4breastfeeding #breastfeeding4publichealth ...
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 ...
🤰🏻Body image during pregnancy...
For some, it can be difficult to navigate and that is understandable since SO MANY changes are happening!
Sometimes we can even get caught up in
C O M P A R I N G our bodies, our experiences, and our babies to other people!
🪤IT’S A TRAP!
DON’T DO IT! 😬
Your experiences related to pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting will N E V E R be identical to another person’s because T H E Y ARE Y O U R S and
E V E R Y O N E is unique and different in some way, shape, or form! Similarities in experiences can help us relate to support others, but know that your experience is unique to Y O U ! 🤰🏾
Shoulders back, bellies out!! You’ve got this! 💪🏽💪🏿💪🏻
Content credit: emjandrew
#tpctogether #pregnancybodypositivity #pregnancybodyimage #bodyimageinpregnancy #physicalchangesinpregnancy #teenparentsupport #teenpregnancy #pregnancyeducation #bodypositivity ...
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 ...
💦When your water breaks take notice of 4 things (C.O.A.T) and call your provider! 💦
C. Color (does the fluid have a color? If so, let your provider know. The color can give your provider important information)
O. Odor (is there a smell to the fluid? Similar to color, this information can be important for your provider to know)
A. Amount (was it a slow trickle or a big gush of fluid?)
T. Time (at what approximate time did your water break?)
#tpctogether #amnioticrupture #ruptureofmembranes #waterbreaking #childbirth #labor #teenpregnancy #teenparentsupport ...
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 ...
🌬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 ...
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 ...
Question of the day for baby bucks💰💵: what is your favorite thing about pregnancy 🤰? OR being a parent?? #tpctogether #motherhood #fatherhood #pregnancy #teenparents #teensupport ...
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 ...
😭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 ...