About Us

YoungMoms inspires and equips young moms to build thriving futures for themselves and their families. We provide supportive services to pregnant and parenting young women ages 21 and younger who live in Southern Chester County, PA.


YoungMoms started as a program of The Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett Square PA in the fall of 2010.

On January 1, 2016 we became our own 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Over the past 7 years YoungMoms has helped over 150 young women in our local community overcome challenges, achieve goals and create a more stable future for themselves and their families.

Who We Serve

Many of our participants face huge challenges: incomplete education, poverty, single parenthood, depression, and a general lack of options and opportunities.

Participants remain in the program between two and four years, allowing us to assist them in overcoming obstacles which might normally derail their progress in achieving goals.

This long-term investment makes YoungMoms unique and life-changing.

What We Do

YoungMoms equips participants with the skills, connections, and support to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

Here, young moms can receive goal setting and planning, one-to-one mentoring, educational support and employment assistance, parenting education and development, case-management and referral to community resources, and monthly club meetings in Kennett and Oxford offering relationship building and life-skills instruction.


From mentoring to tutoring to diaper collections -- volunteers and mentors are critical to the success of YoungMoms, allowing us to exponentially expand our impact and effectiveness.


Linda Mercner

Executive Director
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Daicy Canas

Case Worker
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Courtney Taylor

Program Assistant
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YoungMoms Community is a place where we are privileged to share in the joy of lives being transformed. Each day we plant seeds of hope. We see relationships strengthened, informed choices being made, success being tasted for the first time!
Read below to hear firsthand from our participants the impact YoungMoms has had on their lives.


Financial support from individuals, businesses, and foundations ensures our ability to improve the lives of teen moms and their children.


From festivals to our monthly sessions -- find out more about what's it's like in our community.