Bureau of Maternal & Infant Health
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description


The target population is low income teens.


The health of adolescent mothers and their children is the primary focus, by reducing the incidence of low-birth weight and poor pregnancy outcomes, and fostering healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of their children.


The service numbers differ at each site, but range from 36-50 participants per program each year. The maximum to be served by this grant is 250.

Delivery Method

Services are provided to the Parents Too Soon Program participants. Services include support for mother and child during pregnancy, delivery, and the weeks after birth.

Program Data

Performance Indicators SFY06 SFY07 SFY08
Program Expenditures (Numbers in 000's) $370.0 $381.0 $381.1
Number of Grantees 4 4 4
Number Served 300 199 199

Program Effectiveness

  • The program has achieved national recognition for its Doula services.