Since our last update, One Hope United has held several events, and we have several more this year. You can view those on OHU’s website.
Our 31st Annual Golf Outing was on September 20, and because of generous sponsors and donors, we were able to raise over $137,000 to support our programs and services. You can view pictures of the event here, and I hope you will save the date for next year’s golf outing, which will be held on September 19, 2023.
Every year, we have an Annual Community Meeting, sharing details around organizational operations and growth. As we have for the past two years, we held the meeting virtually, and discussed our Hope House projects in Florida, exciting news about expanding an early learning center, and shared how our Behavioral Health line of service is supporting the new national mental health hotline. I was joined by Dr. Blair Kiser, Social Current’s Senior Director of Government of Affairs, who discussed the importance of advocacy in the child welfare sector, and One Hope United’s Executive Cabinet came together with me to answer questions from attendees. If you were not able to attend the event, you can view the video here.
As we head into the last quarter of 2022, we have started planning for the upcoming legislative sessions in Florida and Illinois. Building on the plan we launched last year, we will be seeking funding in Florida for program growth, and I look forward to engaging with our elected representatives again during the session.
Thank you for supporting our life-changing work.
United In Hope,
Dr. Charles A. Montorio-Archer, President and CEO