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Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Healthcare and Well-Being Advocacy

  • UCAN provides oversight and service coordination to pregnant and parenting youth in care and their children statewide by linking youth and their children to an array of services, including: TPSN case management teams, education and employment support, parenting and clinical support, comprehensive discharge planning, advocacy, health care, early learning, home visiting, day care coordination for their children and other specialty services. TPSN and its partners also provide Risk Reduction training across the state that focuses on safe sleep, how to select a good care provider, how to identify if a child has been mistreated and infant brain development.

  • WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.

  • The Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency are working together to support families to get the information and resources the need to find and select the best childcare for their child.

  • MOMS Plus is for pregnant and/or young mothers and fathers ages 13–21 who are DCFS wards, and also for parents of developmentally delayed children. Home-based services and groups help improve the mother’s parenting skills, promote healthy child development, create support networks among young mothers, address trauma that may impact emotional and/or behavioral functioning, and link caregivers to resources.

  • National CASA
    National CASA
  • Illinois DCFS
    Illinois DCFS
  • The Office of Illinois Courts
    The Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
    Illinois Attorney General

Pregnant and Parenting Teens