Pregnant Teens Doula
CSFA Number: 444-80-1259
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Contact
Chuck Dooley
312-793-1476
Charles.Dooley@illinois.gov
Short Description
Doula services to Parents Too Soon program participants. Grantee will provide intensive & technical training to support certification and continuing education. Doula are trained paraprofessional whose primary function is to offer support for pregnant teens during pregnancy, delivery, and the weeks after the birth. Doulas counsel pregnant teens in the Chicago Doula project on the birthing process, breast-feeding, developing the mother-child relationship, and child infant development. Outcome data demonstrates that teens with a assigned doula have higher rates of breastfeeding, lower Cesarean delivery rates, and greater involvement of the father in the birthing and parenting process.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,003,370
FY 2018 : $337,271
FY 2019 : $337,271
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYS04086-FCSYS04086OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND07/01/201906/30/2020337,271