|Ald. Emma Mitts, Congressman Danny K. Davis, and Rev. Lester Minter at the groundbreaking for the New Moms Transformation Project at Chicago Ave. & Lorel. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)|
|Mayor Richard M. Daley explains the importance of this project in advancing his 10-year plan to end homelessness in Chicago. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)|
The New Moms Transformation Project meets an urgent need for permanent supportive housing for homeless teenage mothers with children, a critical component of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. He was on hand for the groundbreaking with Alderman Emma Mitts who spearheaded the project and was instrumental in convincing the City to designate the old police station for the homeless mothers residential project.
|Rev. Joseph Kyles, Chairman of the 37th Ward Pastor’s Alliance, with Rev. Anthony Randle & Ald. Emma Mitts, spearhead of the project to house homeless teenage moms and their children. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)|
According to Alderman Mitts: “This project is a tremendous opportunity to serve those in the community. Homeless teenagers are a major societal problem and with New Moms, Inc. and Bright Endeavors coming together as one voice to support teenage mothers, it is a truly momentous undertaking to meet the needs of this population.”