New Moms

New Moms

Housing, Job Training, And Family Support To Empower Young Moms Experiencing Poverty

New Moms helps young mothers (24 years old and younger) as they take their first steps toward economic mobility and family well-being. Through our housing, job training, and family support programs, we partner with families to strengthen core life skills, support early childhood development, build pathways for education and employment, and expand positive social networks and access to community resources. Our two-generation approach puts families experiencing poverty in control of their goals and unleashes their potential. Originally founded when Ellen Kogstad Thompson began distributing diapers and baby formula out of her car to young moms in her neighborhood, New Moms now supports young families across Chicagoland.


Chicago, Illinois






(773) 252-3253

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