Project Hope

Project Hope

Project Hope

Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Project Hope is a comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens and young women ages 12-25 that addresses the many needs of young mothers who are in desperate situations in the community.

We empower teens and young women to work towards self-sufficiency, care for their child, and build a positive future for their family.

Our Services at a Glance:

  • Prenatal and parenting groups that focus on the relationship between mother and baby.

  • Regular home visits before and after the birth of the child.

  • Doula birthing services that support young mothers during labor and delivery.

  • Referrals to schools, housing, health agencies, job training and recreational activities.

  • Developmental assessments and infant mental health services for newborns.

Program Highlights:

  • 100% of Doula birthing assistance participants had a birth plan prepared prior to giving birth

  • 90% of expecting mothers had Doula-attended births

Who is Eligible?

Participants must be residents of Chicago’s West Side, age 12-25 at intake, with priority given to first-time pregnancies.

Meeting Times

  • Prenatal group every Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Parenting group every Monday & Wednesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Support Our Mothers

If you would like to make an in-kind donation to Project Hope, common necessities include:

  • Diapers

  • Formula

  • New or gently used clothing for babies

  • Car seats

  • Strollers

  • Books

  • Educational toys

  • Breast pumps

“Project Hope has been a Godsend for me. I felt so alone when I found out I was pregnant but this program gave me the strength and confidence I needed and showed me that I could get through this and be the best mom possible for my daughters .” - Shakira Crafton

If you would like to request further information, please contact Kirbi Range, Project Hope Manager at (773) 584-4545 or email

Youth Development Statistics

Offer 50 teen moms and their families access to health care, increased engagement in school, increased safety and long-term stability

of MSV children bound for kindergarten met or exceeded expectations this year in all 7 developmental domains
of all children 3-5 met expectations for their age group this year across both our sites
of children at our Northside St. Vincent location are ahead for their age in mathematics
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