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HOPE

grows with us

who we are

we believe in the power of the possible

At One Hope United (OHU), our education centers, child and family services, mental health, and residential programs, serve over 10,000 children and families every year. Our teams are dedicated to empowering the people we serve to move forward in their life’s journey.

our services

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Child Care

Offering quality child development centers across Chicagoland for children, infancy to 12 years old.

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Foster Care & Adoption

Creating new families for children needing nurturing homes and loving guidance.  

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Family & Youth Support

Specialized teams provide outreach, counseling, and support for families and youth who are struggling. 

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Mental Health

Compassionate counseling and therapeutic services impact quality of life and relationships.  

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Residential Care

Residential and group home options provide safe and supportive environments for young people to heal and thrive. 

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Crisis Response

Caring professionals are ready to listen, assess, and intervene in self-harm emergencies and other situations.  

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why we do what we do
"My first form of support came from counseling in One Hope United. No matter how difficult your next step may be, we will help you take it."

Jeremy Harvey
Board Member & Previous OHU Youth

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see our 2023 impact

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Children, adults and families served

1,224

Children served in our early learning and child development centers

2,797

Families received Community-Based Family Services

169

Children achieved permanency through reunification, adoption or guardianship 

93%

of families in Intact Family Services successfully remained together

100%

of youth were employed while enrolled in the Rebound program

What success looks like
"Before coming to Hope House, I didn’t know if I'd graduate from high school. I didn't know I'd be here right now in transitional housing getting ready to go on to the next stage of my life by going to college. I didn’t see myself doing anything like this. I didn’t know that I would have that motivation."

Woodson
Fort Lauderdale Hope House Alumni
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Child Care Enrollment

Now open at all child development centers. 

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Summer Camp Enrollment

Available at Aurora, Bridgeport, and Joliet.

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Become a Foster Parent

Foster parents play a vital role in supporting families in crisis by providing temporary care for children whose parents are unable to care for them due to various reasons. By offering a safe and nurturing environment, foster parents help families reunify and work towards resolving their issues.

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What our Educators Say
"I love seeing the kids’ growth. Some kids can be very shy at first, but over time I enjoy seeing them warm up. Now, they’ll come in smiling like, ‘Good morning, Miss Cree!’ I love it. Or when they come in and give me a big hug, showing me their outfit, or showing off their new haircut. It’s wonderful to see."

Elizabeth Tuthill
Assistant Director at Busy Bee Children’s Center

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Join our team

Grow With A Caring Team

OHU work is a team sport! We collaborate at the office, on virtual meetings, and in the community. You will always have a team working with you to find a solution.

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