About Us

About Us

Our Mission

One Hope United increases opportunities for children and families by providing quality solutions that enhance lives, communities and futures.

Our Vision

For Every Child and Family, Life Without Limits.

Our Values

Do the Right Thing
We serve the best interests of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. We’re willing to challenge the status quo.

Fully Contribute
We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same.

Empower One Another
We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Turn Hope into Action
We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all.

Seek Impact Every Day
We make things happen, and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results.

Always Keep Improving
We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success.


About Us

One Hope United is a private human service organization that has been investing in children and families for over 120 years, offering a diverse array of early childhood education, prevention, intervention and community-based programs. Our team of more than 700 talented professionals serves over 9,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.


Our Lines of Service

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EARLY LEARNING & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Laying the foundation for children’s success through home visiting, child care and early education, and school-age programs.

“All three of my children went here and I cannot say enough about the attention they received while in One Hope United’s care. When I take the kids back the staff still remember their names and are so thoughtful in their attention to the little things that make kids special.” -Parent, Des Plaines Child Development Center

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COMMUNITY-BASED FAMILY SERVICES

Supporting children and families through life’s challenges with counseling, youth and family services, foster care, and adoption.

“Your kindness is much appreciated and I cannot wait until the day that I can reach out and make someone else’s holiday brighter.” -Thank you note from a mom who had received presents from OHU for her two children

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RESIDENTIAL CARE & DAY TREATMENT

Providing spaces for youth to thrive including residential care, therapeutic day school, and transitional living programs.

“One Hope United is a really good place for kids who need help. I appreciate all the staff who have helped me and kept me safe when I was upset. I love One Hope.” -12-year-old Resident, Wilson Home, Centralia, IL


Leadership

Board of Directors

RJ Young, Chair
Anthony Austin, Vice Chair
Cindy Lusignan, Treasurer
Kate Shaffer, Secretary
Byron DaSilva
Theresa Dear
Deanna Freise
Dan Horsley
David Millington
Scott Moeller
Brett Renton
Howard Schnitzer
Deadra Stokes
Janelle Thompson
Charles A. Montorio-Archer, PhD, Esq., MPA, President & CEO
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Life Directors

Ermit L. Finch, Life Director
Toni Sandor Smith, Life Director, Chair Emeritus

The Cabinet

Charles A. Montorio-Archer, PhD, Esq., MPA, President & CEO
D. Todd Gray, Chief Development & Marketing Officer
Chris Nordloh, Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Johnson, Executive Director, Early Learning & Child Development
Candra Reid-Marshall, Vice President, Human Resources
Anthony Ruth, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Timothy Snowden, Executive Director, Community Based Family Services
Sarah Tunning, Executive Director, Florida
Melissa Webster, Executive Director, Residential & Day Treatment Services
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Ambassador & Auxiliary Boards

Chicago Ambassador Board
Centralia Ambassador Board
Lake County Ambassador Board
Chicago Auxiliary Board
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