Altgeld Riverdale Parenting Program

IMG_2663The Altgeld Riverdale Parenting Program provides doula and home visiting services to expectant mothers age 21 and under in Altgeld Gardens, Concordia Place, Golden Gate Homes, Riverside Village.

What is a Doula? A woman professional trained to provide non-medical support to an expectant mother and her family to enhance her childbirth experience.

What is the role of a Doula? The doula’s role is to support a new mother’s transition to parenthood by providing reliable information and hands-on support.

This program includes weekly or bi-weekly visits to the home and participation in a Prenatal Support Group to educate the family about what to expect during pregnancy as well as labor and delivery.

Services include:

  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Comfort measures during labor and delivery (breathing/relaxation)
  • Breastfeeding (coaching/support)
  • Child bonding and learning

What is a family Support Worker? A professional with extensive training in child development and family strengthening who supports new mothers and their infants in the home.

What is the role of a Family Support Worker?

  • Regular in-home visits and new  parent group discussions
  • Support and problem-solving assistance to mothers and infants
  • Fun activities for new moms and their children to do together, helping the baby grow and develop in a nurturing environment
  • Help for new moms in balancing their role as parent while working toward personal goals, such as completing high school
  • Help for parents scheduling vision, hearing, and developmental screenings for their children

The benefits of this program:

  • Provides emotional and physical support during prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods
  • Recognizes that a woman’s childbirth experience is special and works to protect her memories
  • Increases mother-baby bonding during prenatal and postpartum periods
  • Provides a source of reliable information that enables the mother to make informed decisions
  • Facilitates communication between the mother, her family, and care providers
  • Supports the emotional needs of a woman
  • Helps babies develop physically, mentally, and emotionally

To learn more about the Altgeld-Riverdale Parenting Program please contact: Program Director Shavon Parker at 773.474.7224

Upcoming Events

October 24, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 24, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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October 25, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 25, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

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  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    October 25, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

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October 26, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    October 26, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

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  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 26, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

October 31, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    October 31, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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  • Halloween Haunted House

    October 31, 2017  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    5th District Police Station, 727 E. 111th Street

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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November 1, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 1, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 1, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

November 2, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 2, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 2, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

  • Early Learning Coalition Meeting

    November 2, 2017  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Carver Park Fieldhouse, 939 E. 132nd Street

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November 7, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 7, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 8, 2017
  • Olive Harvey College Information Hour

    November 8, 2017  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

    You're invited to Olive-Harvey College's Information Hour, held every Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m. Come hear how OHC can help you succeed, fulfill your educational and career needs and explore your future with the many services and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

    See more details

November 9, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 9, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 9, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 14, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 14, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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  • Teen Tuesday at Altgeld Library

    November 14, 2017  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Altgeld Branch, Chicago Public Library, 13281 S Corliss Ave, Chicago, IL 60827, USA

    Come check out how you can contribute to and make a difference in your community. Altgeld Library's Teen Tuesday series seeks to bring together teens to promote educational, emotional and spiritual growth.

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November 16, 2017
  • Fall 2017 Parent Enrichment

    November 16, 2017  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Carver Park District Fieldhouse, 939 E 132nd Place

    Empowering parents to improve family relationships and help their children lead fulfilling and productive lives. Call 312-590-0789 to register. Sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services.

    See more details

  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 16, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

    See more details

November 21, 2017
  • TCA Health Adult Fitness Class

    November 21, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Carver Park, East 132nd Street, Chicago, IL, United States

    Every Tuesday & Thursday 11a-12p. Fitness and Nutrition classes for adults 18+.

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