St. Mary's Services

aka Hopeful Beginnings   |   PALATINE, IL   |  www.hopefulbeginning.org

Mission

Creating stable families through adoption. Supporting women through the challenges of pregnancy and parenting. Building communities through counseling and education.

Ruling year info

1943

Executive Director

Natalie Rodriguez

Main address

510 N PLUM GROVE RD

PALATINE, IL 60067 USA

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EIN

36-2167889

NTEE code info

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Adoption (P31)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

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Our programs

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Hopeful Beginnings

Hopeful Beginnings is a 501c3 providing maternity counseling free of charge. We provide options counseling, perinatal mood disorder counseling for postpartum depression and anxiety as well as perinatal depression and anxiety, counseling for grief and loss of a child, and a teen parenting program in local school districts. Hopeful Beginnings also provides case management and access to baby essentials such as formula, diapers and clothing to families in need.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Parents
Families

Where we work

Our results

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Hopeful Beginnings

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Hopeful Beginning's vision is that all children have a loving home. The agency supports families through the challenges of perinatal mood disorders, grief and loss of a pregnancy and/or difficulty transitioning to motherhood. Hopeful Beginnings also seeks to create stable families through open adoption.

Options counseling for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
Community outreach and education about perinatal mood disorders.
Teen parenting and pregnancy support and education.

Financials

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St. Mary's Services

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Harris

Bob Dickey

Gary Cox

Laura Aird

Rich Casey

Brett Locascio

Mike Mulligan

Matthew Saleski

Joanne Bratta

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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