Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Family & Community Services
First-time mothers between the ages of 13 and 18 years.
Young women who have had a previous pregnancy.
To help teen mothers delay a subsequent pregnancy by practicing contraception effectively and consistently. It is also designed to help them:
- graduate from high school
- improve their parenting abilities, through curriculum-driven parenting instruction
- ensure that their children are properly immunized, have access to timely well-child check-ups and regular screening for developmental delays
Intensive home visiting, bi-monthly group meetings, case management, parenting instructions and more.
Services are provided by a home visitor and within group activities.
|Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's)
|Number of Grantees
- 100% of children received well child visits for children turning 12 & 24 months
- Only 0.3 % of the participants became pregnant with a second child
- 99.3% of teen parents received Parenting Skills Instruction