In East Chicago, Moms Are Taking Charge

2011-05-24-Taking-Charge(From left) Jimies Hagan talks with Moms Taking Charge Family Support Specialist Stephanie Parr about her program aimed at supporting single mothers

Story by Damian Rico

EAST CHICAGO | A mother's job is extremely difficult. They must be disciplinarians, leaders and role models to their children and some are forced to do it alone.

But in East Chicago, Moms Are Taking Charge.

Moms Are Taking Charge, 100 W. Chicago Avenue, is a new initiative designed to assist single moms with young children and women who are pregnant, locate and access the support they need to build independent and healthy families.


"We take pride in helping women to develop the leadership qualities necessary to become a great role model to their children," said Stephanie Parr, Moms family support specialist. "Today's mothers have many challenges and providing them with encouragement makes all the difference in the world."

Moms Taking Charge is a collaborative effort with Healthy East Chicago, Haven House, Salvation Army, Plazas Communitarias, East Chicago City Court and Healthvisions Midwest, Inc.

The funding for this program is provided by the Foundations of East Chicago.

For more program information, to make a referral, or to schedule an intake appointment, call 219-354-8089.


This article was originally published in The Northwest Indiana Times.