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WishbookOne Hope United’s “Wishbook” on WGN Radio 720
December 5, 2018 | WGN Radio

Everyone is talking about Wishbook! Our director of development, Stacey Rago, spoke with Andrea Darlas of WGN Radio 720 about how you can use Wishbook to make meaningful gifts that can change the lives of children and families. The interview begins at 1:18:00.


Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges on Racism in America Today
May 3, 2018 | Chicago Tonight
Hope In Action 2018 Speaker, Ruby Bridges, sat down with WTTW’s Brandis Friedman to talk about the state of racism and her role in moving racial equality forward.


Go BlueDine for a Great Cause with One Hope United
April 18, 2018 | DiningOut Chicago

One Hope United and our #GoBlue4OHU Restaurant Collective were recently featured in DiningOut Chicago! Throughout April, 40 local Chicago restaurants are offering special menu items for diners to sip, feast on, or imbibe. When you purchase a #GoBlue4OHU select menu at a participating restaurant, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to OHU’s programs to prevent child abuse.


Go BlueOne Hope United’s “Chicago Restaurant Collective”
April 3, 2018 | WGN Radio

One Hope United’s Todd Schultz and Jenaeth Markaj were interviewed live on WGN Radio 720 AM with Steve Bertrand about our programs for Child Abuse Prevention Month, including our #GoBlue4OHU Restaurant Collective.


WingsWings helps single dad be a better parent
December 25, 2017 | Chicago Sun-Times

Check out this heartwarming story from The Chicago Sun-Times about Alexis Tellez and his son Tonny – one of thousands of families One Hope United is helping to live life without limits. Tellez is the first single father in our Wings program, which focuses on parents ages 16 to 23, providing in-home visits and services to help new parents adjust to the responsibilities of parenthood.


WingsOHU’s President & CEO featured in Crain’s Chicago Business!
August 17, 2017 | Crain’s Chicago Business

One Hope United’s President & CEO, Scott Humphrey, is featured in this Crain’s Chicago Business story on business professionals who made mid-career shifts to nonprofit work. Learn how Scott made the transition to OHU after retiring from BMO Capital Markets and the positive impact that had on his home and family life.


WingsMeet Beth Lakier of One Hope United Child Development
August 1, 2017 | Voyage Chicago

OHU’s EVP of Child Development/Early Learning, Beth Lakier, was recently featured on Voyage Chicago! Find out how Beth went from growing up in apartheid South Africa to promoting equal access to quality early learning – while running marathons along the way!



WingsMan who became father in his teens: My son ‘changed my life’
June 18, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

“I’m not thinking about myself anymore — I’m thinking about my family.”



WingsPreschool Teachers Get a Boost
in Teaching Early Math

April 29, 2017 | Education Week

School districts and early-childhood providers around the country, often with the support of researchers in early-math development, are making strides in reaching out to this traditionally neglected workforce.



WingsGolf Enthusiast Humphrey ‘Masters’ Life As Head of One Hope United
April 15, 2017 | The North Shore Weekend East

“I’m living a diff erent life now, at an entirely diff erent pace, and I’m not traveling as much. It’s been great. It’s phenomenal, getting to work with the passionate people at One Hope United. They are all committed to doing good things for children and their families, to help others disrupt the cycle of poverty.”



WingsKnowing the Signs of Child Abuse
April 12, 2017 | The Mix Public Affairs Show

Take a listen to learn about different signs of abuse for different age groups, hotlines to call, and the Go Blue campaign OHU has organized for the whole month of April.

Wings Scott Humphrey Chatted With Steve Bertrand
April 7, 2017 | WGN Radio Wintrust Business Lunch

CEO Scott Humphrey discussed the 19 restaurants participating in One Hope United’s Go Blue campaign, running through the month of April for child abuse prevention month.



Wings 20 Chicago Restaurants Serve Up Specialty Items to Help One Hope United Prevent Child Abuse
March 29, 2017 | SCENE Chicago

One Hope United invites local foodies to Go Blue during its annual effort to shine a spotlight on and fundraise for the nonprofit’s child abuse prevention programs during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

March 27, 2017 | WCIU

Chicago diners can “GO BLUE” for the month of April for a really great cause. Marco Foster joins You & Me to tell us more about the GO BLUE 4 OHU campaign.



WingsLocal Restaurants ‘Go Blue’ to Raise Awareness, Funds for One Hope United
March 24, 2017 | WTTW

The Go Blue Chicago Restaurant Collective supports the human services nonprofit One Hope United during national child abuse prevention month.


WingsA Nonprofit That Saves Other Nonprofits Real Money
March 23, 2017 | Chicago Business

One Hope United, a social services agency for children who have been abused or otherwise traumatized, ended 2016 with a small surplus. David McConnell, its chief financial officer, credits Back Office Cooperative.


WingsWhen a child or parent is in crisis, say and do something
March 21, 2017 | Chicago Sun-Times

That’s where an organization like One Hope United and its home visits literally can be a lifesaver. Referrals come from hospitals, schools, social workers and simply word of mouth, alerting the nonprofit of parents who might need “extra eyes,” as One Hope’s Adrienne Patterson-Green describes their mission.

Healthy Families/WinWingsgs program brings support home for young parents

December 2, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

Sandra Schultz, Healthy Families program supervisor, said the focus of home visiting programs is on young parents and the healthy development of their children. “Another big piece is fostering great parent/child relationships … working with families, promoting positive relationships between parent and child,” Schultz said.

WingsHow to Support Online Charities on Giving Tuesday and All Year Long
November 17, 2016 | U.S News

Jason Friedman, chief of development and growth officer at Chicago-based One Hope United, which runs community-based support programs for at-risk youth, saw a rise in donations from $2,000 in the first year they participated to $5,000 last year and this year they’ve set a goal for $10,000. The social media aspect of Giving Tuesday also helped beyond the monetary donations. “There’s the brand benefit and the buzz created on a day that’s devoted to organizations that do great work,” he says.

Tammy Ambre and Keri BechelliIntegrating ACEs increases hope for healing at One Hope United in Illinois
January 25, 2016 | ACES Too High

“As an organization, we have been engaged in efforts to become more trauma-informed, wanting to make sure we’re understanding the ACEs of all of our clients [and their families]” Director of Programs Jill Novacek says. “ACEs are important to have an understanding about what their life experiences have been. “It shapes who they are today.”

Diana Rauner, Kay Smith, and Bob DoldDiana Rauner: Education starts ‘at birth or even before birth’
January 20, 2016 | Lake County News-Sun

“At One Hope United’s Busy Bee Center in Waukegan, which provides child care and education for infants through preschool-age children, discussion after classroom visits focused on One Hope United’s efforts to help kids well before preschool starts. The organization’s home-visit programs support new parents, particularly teens and single parents, with pregnancy, preparing for their child’s birth and learning to care for a newborn.” (Article may require subscription.)

East Aurora school looks to create greenhouse and science lab
December 31, 2015 | The Beacon-News

One Hope United receives 2-year grant for teen parent programs
December 28, 2015 |

Children Playing at Edgewater Early Learning CenterOpinion: Working parents can no longer afford child care
October 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

“Every weekday, I leave the office at 2 p.m. to pick up my children and drop them off at their afterschool program. Over the next two and half hours I’ll make two round-trips, to six different schools.”  Written by Ericka K. Farag, director of the Edgewater Early Learning Center.

Centralia BPW Names Boss of the Year
October 10, 2015 | WJBD 100.1 FM

Non-Profit Looks To Diversify Funding Stream
September 29, 2015 | NBC Chicago CEO Spotlight

press conferenceIllinois Social Service Groups Demand Solution To Budget Stalemate: ‘People Are Suffering’
September 24, 2015 | Progress Illinois

“‘We are all standing together to send Springfield a clear and unified message: Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens can no longer be held hostage,’ Scott Humphrey, CEO of the multi-state child and family social service provider One United Hope, said at a Thursday morning press conference on Chicago’s North Side.”

Joliet child care centers worried about stricter CCAP requirements
August 29, 2015 | The Herald News

2015 Hope in Action Gala
April 29, 2015 | Michigan Avenue Magazine

Ambassador Board to raise awareness for child abuse prevention
April 7, 2015 |

Global Art Project Arrives in Chicago To Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention
April 1, 2015 | ChicagoNow

ct-ctfl-ct-holiday-giving-one-hope-united-met-1-j-20150108One Hope United programs helps young families navigate difficulties
January 8, 2015 | Chicago Tribune

“When young parents connect with Healthy Families and Wings, their lives stabilize, and their children’s development advances. Adrienne Patterson noted that nearly 95 percent of children in the two programs obtain immunizations on schedule, consistently avoid abuse and neglect, and are ready to attend kindergarten.”

Press Releases

One Hope United Receives $45,000 through Chicago Tribune Charities – Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund
August 15, 2017

Aurora Early Learning Center Awarded Grant
June 28, 2017

One Hope United to Welcome Margaret Vimont as COO
March 29, 2017

19 Chicago Restaurants Serve up Specialty Items to Help One Hope United Prevent Child Abuse
March 13, 2017

One Hope United Appoints Theresa A. Dear as Board Chair
January 24, 2017

One Hope United Names Todd Schultz as CFO
December 9, 2016

One Hope United Elects Scott Humphrey as New CEO
October 5, 2015

One Hope United Awarded $5,000 Grant By Cardinal Health to Assist New Parents
April 24, 2015

One Hope United Awarded $60,000 Grant Through Grand Victoria Foundation To Support Elgin-Based Programming
April 21, 2015

Lake County Ambassador Board Established To Raise Awareness For Child Abuse Prevention
March 25, 2015

Media Inquiries

Katy Walsh
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