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Advocates For Adolescent Mothers

Rating: 4.81 stars   59 reviews 7,429

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Address:

PO Box 43234 Chicago IL 60643 USA

Mission:

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and social enterprise committed to empowering young parents by providing them with the tools, resources, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty, establish prosperity, and prevent child abuse.

Results:

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers is most proud of our Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative due to its strong potential to accomplish our mission to break the poverty cycle among families headed by young parents. Through the Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative, young parents have the opportunity to earn a monetary grant up to the amount of $500, receive mentoring, and participate in bi-monthly workshops throughout the academic year that impart knowledge about managing the roles of being a parent and college student. This program is still in the piloting phase, and we are entering our second year in 2012. Through our toy drive, we collect and donate toys to the children of homeless young mothers at Christmas time. Through our signature event, the Back to School Celebration, we have provided approximately 100 young parents with backpacks that contained school supplies and toiletries. The purpose of Advocates for Adolescent Mothers’ Back to School Celebration is to promote education and encourage young parents to return to school. Our Back to School Celebration is the only Chicago event to offer this level of much needed support to young parents.

Target demographics:

Young parents between the ages of 13-24.

Programs:

Active: Educational Empowerment Grant Initiative, Holiday Drive, Teen Parent Stable Housing Study Developing: Housing, Childcare, Scholarships

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Reviews for Advocates For Adolescent Mothers

Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor and former board member I am extremely proud of the work and progress that has been made in improving the lives of young mothers.
It's an honorable and noble fight that has been forged and I am beyond proud to be a part of it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Being a donor to AFAM, it feels great to see my donations go to a responsible organization. AFAM assists in a cause that is dear to me as I was a teenage mother. The empowerment that young mothers receive from AFAM and the grant assistance is immeasurable. AFAM's community involvement in a city that I grew up in (Chicago), further motivates me to give back and continue to be a faithful donor.
Thanks Advocates for Adolescent Mothers for all that you do!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I totally support the AFAM movement and its founder Lillian Harris for being such a blessing to young adolescent mothers. I describe AFAM as an "Healer Of The World" & Lillian Harris as an "Bringer Of The Light" whom is allowing her light to shine for young mothers in our communities.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

As a son to an adolescent mother im familiar with the potential needs of this particular family lifestyle...which is why I became a donor. AFAMs mission is constantly displayed and enforced thru its affiliates and giving my support was no question when realizing this non profit organization shows the same diligence, if not more, in the well being of adolescent mothers and their families. Ms. Lillian Harris has been the liaison between the organization and myself, in which all of our interactions are what you expect from a well ran non profit. She does an outstanding job of keeping AFAM supporters current and up to date on events and fundraisers surrounding the organization, and should you attend an event, you will soon see an organization full of like minded people that are just as concerned and helpful. If the support of adolescent mothers hold a special place in your heart, AFAM is that special place that can help you extend your helping hand in all the right places.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Hello,
My name is Walter T Deigh.I was compelled to make my first donation after reading a post on Lillian Harris's timeline about her story on homelessness. I was deeply touched and made a commitment to her charity, AFAM.
I have continued to donate to AFAM because of what AFAM stands for and its mission statement. People need help and when you come accross a charity that touches your heart, you give as you would expect others to if the tables were turned.
As a charity,AFAM meets my expectations through its transparency. I've learnt a lot about the past, current and future activities, challenges and changes in and within AFAM. I am very impressed with the scholarship qualifications and criteria set by the organisation.
AFAM can improve if we have more donors and more qualified recepients to participate in the program. The process is already in place it only needs participants that would take
AFAM nationwide,beyond the borders of Illinois and become a force to be reckoned with nationaly.
I hope i was close enough to where and when events are held so I can always offer my physical and moral support.
AFAM for life!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was compelled to make my first donation after reading a post on Lillian Harris's timeline about her story on homelessness. I was deeply touched and made a commitment to her charity, AFAM.
I have continued to donate to AFAM because of what AFAM stands for and its mission statement. People need help and when you come accross a charity that touches your heart, you give as you would expect others to if the tables were turned.
As a charity,AFAM meets my expectations through its transparency. I've learnt a lot about the past, current and future activities, challenges and changes in and within AFAM. I am very impressed with the scholarship qualifications and criteria set by the organisation.
AFAM can improve if we have more donors and more qualified recepients to participate in the program. The process is already in place it only needs participants that would take
AFAM nationwide,beyond the borders of Illinois and become a force to be reckoned with nationaly.
I hope i was close enough to where and when events are held so I can always offer my physical and moral support.
AFAM for life!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can remember what my siblings and I went through as children. Single mother bouncing around family/shelter/housing. As small children we don't understand our parents struggle, but as we grow older we realize what it took to care for and provide for us. Lillian and her organization serve a critical function for single mothers and I'm proud to be able to support in any way possible!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Proud to be a donor to AFAM as they provide much needed assistance to young women during the challenges of motherhood. This is a valuable resource to the community and it's role in the community is critically important.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with Lillian, the founder of Advocates for Adolescent Mothers, for several years partnering on a fundraising event. Her dedication and passion for what she does always impresses me and it's a pleasure to work with her. Lillian truly does her part to make our world a better place and is both humble and kind while doing so.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor to AFAM I believe this organization provides a much needed service to the community. The founder, Ms. Lillian Harris, is genuinely passionate about helping people who would otherwise be stigmatized by society.

 
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