TEEN PARENT CONNECTION RECEIVES TRANSFORMATIONAL GRANT FROM THE DUPAGE COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHIP FUND
October 17, 2022, DuPage County, Illinois – Teen Parent Connection has received a $257,500 grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (DCTP) Fund to expand and enhance mental health services for adolescent parents and their children in DuPage County. These funds will also allow the agency to build a collaborative referral partnership with SamaraCare Counseling.
“This grant is truly transformative for both the organization and the young parents we serve,” said Becky Beilfuss, Executive Director of Teen Parent Connection. “This project will ensure that all young parents who need more intensive mental health care services will have access to the care they need without barriers.”
Teen Parent Connection’s mission is to serve the community in DuPage County through education about the responsibilities of teenage pregnancy, and long-term assistance to adolescent parents in developing their self-esteem and parenting skills, with the goal of empowering them to be self-sufficient.
For more information about the DuPage County Transformation Partnership and the other grantees, please follow this link: https://www.dupagecounty.gov/Content.aspx?id=67058 Through 2026, the DCTP Fund will award $10 million in grants to address immediate and long-term needs in the community in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Visit dupagefoundation.org/DCTP for grant guidelines and more information.
About the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership
The DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (DCTP) is funded by a grant from the DuPage County Board through the American Rescue Plan Act. The DCTP, a collaboration between DuPage County and DuPage Foundation, supports programs to address some of the community’s most urgent social service needs including: food insecurity, housing instability, mental health and substance use disorder. Programs funded through the DCTP will provide positive, measurable impact, helping people in need move from instability to security and self-sufficiency.