• OHU Announces New President & CEO

    OHU Announces New President & CEO

    Entrepreneur, author, and attorney Charles A. Montorio-Archer, PhD, Esq., MPA, joins human service organization. Read More
  • HOPE  IN  ACTION 2019

    HOPE IN ACTION 2019

    Save the date! This year's Hope In Action will be on May 3rd at the Hilton Chicago! Read More
  • Building BRIDGES

    Building
    BRIDGES

    Read about our impact in the 2018 Annual Report. Read More
  • 10 One Hope United Early Education Centers Now NAEYC Accredited

    10 One Hope United Early Education Centers Now NAEYC Accredited

    One Hope United now has 10 early education centers that have received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Read More
  • Wishbook is Here!

    Wishbook is Here!

    Find out how you can help children and families live life without limits. Read More
  • One of Their Own

    One of Their Own

    Serving and supporting transgender youth in our residential programs. Read More
  • Your New Career Starts Here!

    Your New Career
    Starts Here!

    Ready to join a dynamic team of compassionate professionals working in early learning and child development, community-based family support services, and adoption and foster care? Browse our job listings today! Read More
  •   Discover Quality Child Care

    Discover Quality Child Care

    Find out why our centers are among the country's best. Read More
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Who We Are

One Hope United began as a home for children over 120 years ago and has been investing in children and families ever since. Our team of over 700 talented professionals provides early education, counseling, foster care, and other support services to over 9,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.

What We Do

Early Learning and Child Development
  • Child Care and Early Education
  • Home Visiting
OHU’s Child Care and Early Education centers are dedicated to educating, nourishing, and empowering young children and families. Our 12 centers throughout the Chicagoland area serve more than 2,200 children each year. All of our eligible centers are accredited or undergoing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—a distinction held by only 10% of centers in the country.
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Our Home Visiting programs are dedicated to helping families develop and maintain supportive strength based, culturally sensitive relationships by providing education and guidance through consistent home visits with parents and children. Currently, OHU’s Home Visiting programs and services include WINGS, HFI, Success By 6, and Doula.
Doula Success By 6 WINGS HFI
Community-Based Family Services
  • Counseling
  • Intact Family Support
  • Youth Services
OHU offers a comprehensive spectrum of services for individuals and families in need of intensive treatment and counseling. Our programs are evidence-based and data-driven, with the goal of reducing the risks to a family’s safety and well-being.
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OHU works with parents and children to keep their families safe, healthy and most importantly, together. Through our family preservation, counseling and other in-home and out-of-home programs, parents and guardians learn to identify and prevent potential patterns of abuse or neglect. Our qualified and compassionate caseworkers are there to strengthen ties among families, with other parents and the community at large, building a strong network of support that every family deserves.
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OHU provides outreach and counseling to troubled young people and their families through a variety of programs. We work to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system and help those who have already been through the system to successfully reintegrate into society and return to school. Our in-home services include risk and needs assessments, family meetings, parent education and crisis intervention. All programs draw upon a family’s resources to help reduce conflict and instability while creating a healthy family dynamic.
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Placement and Residential Care
  • Adoption
  • Foster Care
  • Residential
We work with children of all ages who are wards of the state due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children need a stable, dependable, forever home and a family they can call their own. Safe, well-educated and well-cared-for children become adults who contribute to a more prosperous community.
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Hundreds of abused, neglected or abandoned children need a stable, nurturing family where they can thrive. One Hope United recruits and trains foster parents and provides myriad supportive services to children and families. Foster parents can light a child’s path toward becoming a successful adult.
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Adolescence can be a difficult time for all young people. It’s a time of constant change, which can take its toll at home and in the classroom. Our residential care programs offer services to youth needing an intensive, structured environment.
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