The COURAGE Program

  9711 S. Kolin Ave.
  Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Donations of baby clothing and furniture most welcome!

COURAGE Provides Information On:
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Finances
  • Legal Issues
  • Paternity
  • Public Aid
  • Physicians
  • WIC Program
Monthly Meetings and Newsletter


 Donations Information
 Contact Us
 St. Germaine Catholic Church
 Little Company of Mary
Welcome to the COURAGE website.

The COURAGE Program is a special and unique ministry based at St. Germaine Parish in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

COURAGE is a volunteer organization built on compassion and Christian values, advocating for pregnant young women and their families.

Through education and counseling, we try to help young women avoid unplanned pregnancies, but when necessary, we seek to offer them viable alternatives to abortion, including adoption and responsible parenting. By doing what family and friends used to do, we support these young women with a variety of resources to help them make important life decisions on issues of sexuality, self esteem, parenting, personal growth, and maturity.

Through managing crises and establishing personal relationships with those in need, our volunteers attempt to guide them calmly into happy and productive lives.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your hospitality and the countless ways in which you support and nurture our ministry.

Call 1-708-636-8001 if we can help you or if you can help COURAGE make a difference to others, or email us at
Available Resources

Baby Clothing & Furniture


Food Program

Dental Program

Vision Program



Baby Food

Groups for Birth Moms Grams Newcomers

Little Company of Mary Care Station
5660 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  Open 7 days a week:
  Monday through Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
  Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  Saturday and Sunday: 8 AM - 4 PM

  Free Pregnancy Testing
  Walk-Ins Accepted
  Note: Pre-Natal Exam must be
  arranged through COURAGE Office