One Hope United

One Hope United

P.O. Box 1128 Lake Villa,

One Hope United was founded as Chicago Baptist Orphanage in 1895 and Hudelson Baptist Children’s Home in 1903. Today, we are a federation of agencies that spans four states, serving more than 15,000 children and families each year.

We provide advocacy, support and treatment to vulnerable children and families. Although there are countless child welfare agencies across the United States, very few organizations are able to offer the diverse array of prevention, intervention and community-based programs and services available through our organization. 


One Hope United operates programs from 40 sites in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Florida, providing services to children and families through a full-time staff of more than 700. Our programs fall into six core categories:


Prevention Services are provided to children and families at risk of abuse and neglect, helping parents improve their ability to meet their children’s needs in a positive, healthy, nurturing way. Our Prevention Services include: Healthy Families, Wings, The Parent Group, Foster Grandparent Program, Adoption Family Support, Education Works and Supporting Student Stability.

Key Outcomes and Statistics:

  • One Hope United served 1,670 clients through our Prevention Services in FY11.
  • During the past five years, there have been no reports of abuse and neglect in at least 97.3 percent of families served through a variety of Home-Based Services.



Eleven center-based, state-licensed Child Development centers in northern Illinois offer accessible, affordable, high-quality day care to children.  

Key Outcomes and Statistics:

  • One Hope United served more than 2,045 children through our Child Development Services in FY11. 
  • In FY11, our centers met all goals for social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.




One Hope United provides on-site and outreach counseling to families in their homes aimed at preserving families, strengthening family functioning, and/or preventing family breakdown. Counseling Services include: Day Treatment, System of Care, Emergency-Centered Home Outreach, Sexual Abuse Treatment, School Counseling, Adult and Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment, Private Counseling and Day Care Counseling.

Key Outcomes and Statistics:

One Hope United served 1,301 clients through our Counseling Services in FY11.

90 percent of families served were able to safely remain together, and 98 percent of families were free from reports of abuse or neglect.



Family Preservation Services provide intensive support to children and families with histories of abuse or neglect,

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