Mission Statement

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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church
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Our mission is to serve God's people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and other people of goodwill in advocating for justice.

Adolescent Outreach
Teens Who Are Pregnant And Parenting

(Currently Serving Boone County Only)

Contact:  Laurie Larsen 
(815) 544-5434 or click here to email with any questions.

IMPORTANT:  If you are pregnant and live outside of Boone county,
please click here for our Crisis Pregnancy Program

Please click here to view the Adolescent Outreach brochure.

(New address is 521 S State St, Belvidere, IL, 61108)

If you are pregnant or a parenting teen, 19 or younger (that includes teen dads, by the way!), and you live in Boone County, the Catholic Chartities Adolescent Outreach Program is here to serve you.

The Adolescent Outreach Programs works for you, with you...it's about you! We will meet you at your home, school, even the park, if that is where you are most comfortable. We respect your privacy too. Everything between you and your outreach worker confidential.



Services are free!

You will find resources to help you manage your new life and help you connect with services and assistance in your community.


We will help you focus on:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Housing
  • Health Care
  • Social Networks
  • Public Aid
  • Emergency Assistance


We will help you learn to:

  • Develop parenting skills
  • Handle health concerns
  • Build your self-esteem
  • Effective decision-making
  • Work on relationships

We will also help you learn practical skills like:

  • Budgeting and paying bills
  • Shopping and cooking
  • Creating and living with daily schedules and routines that will work for you.
  • Becoming independent!