How One Can Help

Many children grow up without the basic resources the rest of us take for granted.

Mission & Vision

One Can Help provides the missing resources at-risk youth, foster children and underserved families involved in the juvenile court and/or child welfare systems urgently need to address concerns, improve difficult lives and build better futures.
By quickly providing the individualized resources that meet the specific needs of children in crisis, we help overcome poverty barriers and encourage positive steps forward.

History

One Can Help (OCH) was created in 2006 by juvenile court attorneys and social workers who understood that poverty and justice were very much intertwined and wanted to ensure that this very vulnerable population (and the professionals trying to help them) could access the urgently needed basic items and services that were not available elsewhere.

One Can Help Non-Discrimination Policy and Statement

One Can Help, Inc. prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This applies to activities including, but not limited to, review of applications for support, employment of staff, and engagement of volunteers, vendors, and providers of services. One Can Help, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and respectful environment for all applicants, clients, staff, volunteers, and contractors, and we are committed to taking affirmative action to achieve equal opportunity. Individuals may bring concerns or complaints of discrimination or harassment to the Executive Director or the President or Treasurer of One Can Help, Inc. Retaliation against any individual who brings such a complaint or who cooperates or assists with an investigation of such a complaint is prohibited.

Board approved February 2018.

Our Team

Our Staff

The Board of Directors thanks One Can Help staff who run all the day-to-day details that make OCH so effective.

Anne Bader-Martin

Anne Bader-Martin

Executive Director

Isil Waxman

Isil Waxman

Development Manager

Marcy Krasnow

Marcy Krasnow

Finance Manager

Olga Kissin

Olga Kissin

Operations Manager

Robin Maltz

Robin Maltz

Program Manager

Our Board

We are so grateful to our board members for the time and support they generously give to OCH. We would never be able to do this important work without them.

Anne Bader-Martin

Anne Bader-Martin

Board President

Brian Goldstein

Brian Goldstein

Board Chair

Bruce Revzin

Bruce Revzin

Board Treasurer

Debbie Levenson

Debbie Levenson

Board Clerk

Belle Soloway

Belle Soloway

Board Member

Debbie Sussman

Debbie Sussman

Board Member

Diane Gardener

Diane Gardener

Board Member

Gail Hupper

Gail Hupper

Board Member

Hon. Margaret Fearey

Hon. Margaret Fearey

Board Member

Kateen Kumar

Kateen Kumar

Board Member

Pamela Solomon

Pamela Solomon

Board Member

Ray Goldberg

Ray Goldberg

Board Member

Stephanie Singer

Stephanie Singer

Board Member

Tanya Hall

Tanya Hall

Board Member

Wendy Wolf

Wendy Wolf

Board Member

Our Advisory Board

One Can Help truly stands on the shoulders of many giants.

Our Partners

One Can Help exists to provide the missing resources that children and families who are involved with the Department of Children and Families or the juvenile courts, urgently need to take positive steps forward.

Many professionals are appointed to help this very vulnerable population but the organizations they work with are rarely able to provide the actual resources that are needed to effect positive change.

So they turn to us.

Our Partners Include:

And their collateral agents, including:

Financial Information

One Can Help (EIN #20-4281579) is a nonprofit exempt under the 501(ᴄ)(3) section of the Internal Revenue code.

One Can Help was organized as a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation in November 2005.

We are a Guide Star Exchange Platinum Participant.

We are committed to full transparency and accountability at all times. We will be glad to answer any questions you might have about our work and funding. For further information, please contact info-at-onecanhelp.org.

Read our Annual Reports

2022 One Can Help Annual Report cover

2022 Annual Report

Thanks to our numerous donors both large and small, and to all the attorneys and social workers who make the effort to apply to OCH so their most vulnerable clients can have the resources they need to take that next positive step forward, we have helped more than 10,000 children (plus parents and other caregivers) since 2006. 2,541 children in just 2022! 

2021 One Can Help Annual Report cover

2021 Annual Report

During Covid, we initially saw a dramatic increase in urgent requests for basic needs, such as groceries and warm clothes, to support children home full time from school, laptops to access education, court hearings and virtual visitation for families separated
by foster care or treatment.

Read the full report to see how we responded and one can help!

Contact Us

Applications for assistance must be made online by juvenile court professionals: APPLY HERE.

For all other inquiries:

One Can Help
P.O. Box 55
Newton, MA 02468