Who Can Join Mothering On Our Own?

Mothering On Our Own creates a supportive community for single mothers raising children under 6 on their own and who reside in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, Illinois.

What Does Mothering On Our Own Offer?

  • Each Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., single moms and their children come together to share a meal and share their common concerns about single parenting. Examples of weekly topics may include:
    • child discipline issues
    • sleep and nutrition concerns
    • family relationships
    • what’s ahead for me
  • During the discussion, children are cared for in developmentally appropriate classrooms.
  • Each mom receives a minimum of two monthly home visits.
    • One visit focuses on the development of her child through the Parents As Teachers model.
    • One visit focuses on the individualized goals of the mother.
  • Transportation to and from the meetings is provided at no cost to the client.

For more information contact Gail Shelton, Program Director at 708.848.2227.

Interested in volunteering?

*Due to funding, this program is offered to Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park residents only.