One Hope United increases opportunities for children and families by providing quality solutions that enhance lives, communities and futures.
For Every Child and Family, Life Without Limits.
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 800 talented professionals serves nearly 10,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.
Our Lines of Service
EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Educating, nourishing, and empowering young children and families at our 12 Child Development Centers. All eligible centers carry the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation.
“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
PLACEMENT AND RESIDENTIAL CARE
Creating loving families through recruitment and training of foster parents, placing children in the public welfare system in safe, nurturing homes, and operating therapeutic residential facilities and independent 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
COMMUNITY BASED FAMILY SERVICES
Providing case management and therapeutic interventions to youth and families at risk of abuse, neglect, and serious behavior problems through counseling, family preservation, prevention programs, and youth services.
“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
Board of Directors
Theresa Dear, Chair
Dan Horsley, Vice Chair
Mark Furlong, Treasurer
Emily R. Selbe
Toni Sandor Smith
Scott Humphrey, President & CEO
Executive Leadership Team
Scott Humphrey, President and CEO
Ruann Barack, Executive Vice President, Quality
Jason Friedman, Chief Development and Growth Officer
Eva Horner, Executive Director, Florida
Beth Lakier, Executive Vice President of Early Learning/Child Development
Ann Pearcy, Executive Director, Placement
Anthony Ruth, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Todd Schultz, Chief Financial Officer
Timothy Snowden, Executive Director, Community Based Family Services
Cristina Villazan, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chicago Ambassador Board
Centralia Ambassador Board
Lake County Ambassador Board
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