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Our Empowering Families program can help you become a strong, self-sufficient parent.


Empowering Families Program

Are you pregnant or parenting and feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Anxious? We can help. Holt's Empowering Families program can help you to successfully parent your child.

Maybe the wish in your heart is to parent your child, but you're struggling and worried about keeping your family together. With our program - and your hard work and determination to provide a safe, stable home for your family - anything is possible. We will be there to provide support and guide you to the resources you need to succeed

Who is eligible?

Our program is for loving parents who live in Illinois, are 16 years of age or older, are pregnant or parenting, and who need resources and support to become self-sufficient. The process to determine eligibility is quick, easy, and simple – and doesn't commit you to anything. Send us a note, and we'll take it from there.

How can Holt help me?

Our goal is to help you become a healthy, self-sufficient, and empowered parent. If you’re motivated, dedicated, and willing to work with us, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our social workers will work with you one-on-one to help you make a plan and set goals that you choose, and then help you achieve them, while providing resources and emotional support to ensure lasting changes. We help with the following:

  • Achieving Goals related to Housing, Childcare, Educational Goals
  • Building Life Skills related to Budgeting & Finances, Healthy Lifestyles & Relationships, Employment & Career Planning
  • With additional program benefits: Connection to Community Resources, Group Support from Other Parents, Weekly one-on-one meetings and support from your caseworker

"Holt stood side by side with me to help me achieve my goals. My social worker broke them down and helped me focus specifically on one goal at a time so I did not get overwhelmed and quit. I'm forever grateful. Goals that seem impossible are possible, and Holt helped me achieve them." - Star


"It was a hard time for me and my kids. I just had a baby and didn't have anyone I could call for support, financial help or even just to talk to. I would love to be a homeowner, and I would love to go back to school and train to be a nurse. Perhaps the most important thing that I learned from the program is how to love myself again. I love my kids. Whatever I'm doing, I'm doing it for them. But at the same time, I have me that I have to take care of. If I don't take care of myself, I'm not going to be able to take care of them." - Futhi

Meet Our Empowered Families!

"I learned that I'm not weak, I learned that I can conquer anything I want" - Nina

"They keep you on track and push you along the way, so you can get where you need to get." – Jasmine

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining our Empowering Families program— or if you would like to refer a mom or dad to this program  - please contact us:  call or text 800-BABY-MOM, email us, or complete the form to the right.

Holt International’s Empowering Families program is supported through generous philanthropic donations. If you would like to invest in the lives of parents, like Nina and Jasmine and many others, please visit our donation page and note “Empowering Families” in the comments area during the donation process.

If you need free unplanned pregnancy support, we're available day or night.


  • Main Office
  •      630-754-4500
  •     270 Remington Blvd., Suite D
  •     Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
  •      8:30 am to 4:00 pm (CT) M - Th
  •      8:30 am to 12:30 pm (CT) F
  • Wisconsin Office
  •      920-328-9495
  •     414 E. Walnut St. Suite 261
  •     Green Bay, WI 54301
  •      8:30 am to 4:00 pm (CT) M - Th
  •      8:30 am to 12:30 pm (CT) F


  • Our options counselors can meet with you anywhere in Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Illinois:
  • Chicago and surrounding suburbs (Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, Elgin)
  • Northern Illinois (Rockford, DeKalb, Quad Cities)
  • Central Illinois (Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria, Decatur)
  • Southern Illinois (Carbondale, Marion, East St. Louis, Belleville, Mt. Vernon)
  • Wisconsin:
  • Southern Wisconsin, (Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine, Janesville, Waukesha, Fond du Lac)
  • Northeast Wisconsin, (Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Sturgeon Bay, Marinette)
  • Central Wisconsin, (Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Waupaca, Rhinelander, Antigo)
  • Western Wisconsin, (Eau Claire, Menomonie, La Crosse, Black River Falls, Superior)

Holt International is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 23-7257390.