2020 Pregnant Teens Doula Fact Sheet

Program Objectives:

To improve outcomes associated with adolescent childbirth and parenting. These outcomes relate to the health of adolescent mothers and their children and to reductions in health care costs associated with high-risk adolescent births.

Eligibility Requirements of Population Served:

Pregnant teens in selected areas of the state

Medicaid-eligible teens who reside in high-risk areas and are at increased risk of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes

Service Providers:

Ounce of Prevention

  • Marillac Social Center in Chicago;
  • Catholic Charities in Chicago;
  • VNA Health Center in Aurora;
  • The Children's Foundation in Bloomington.

Program Data

Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $337.3 $337.3 $337.3*
Number of Grantees 1 1 1
Number Served 136 110 110*


Contact Information:

Pregnant Teens Doula Program

401 S. Clinton, 3rd FL North

Chicago, IL 60607

E-Mail: DHS.ECD@illinois.gov

Phone: Main: (312) 793-1476