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.
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
Board approved February 2018.
The Board of Directors thanks One Can Help staff who run all the day-to-day details that make OCH so effective.
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.
Our Advisory Board
One Can Help truly stands on the shoulders of many giants.
We are grateful to our hundreds of generous individual donors, both large and small, and to all the visionary foundations who partner with One Can Help to improve lives, address inequities and make meaningful change possible.
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:
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 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 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!