Annie's Hope is a community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive support services for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

The St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People, d/b/a Annie’s Hope is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Our EIN is:  43-1801433.  It is our goal to be THE "go to" bereavement center focused solely on providing the most comprehensive services to meet the needs of grieving children, adolescents and their families in the greater St. Louis region.

What's Happening?


was a HUGE success. A special thank you to all participants, volunteers and sponsors! You made a difference in the life of children who often feel totally alone!

Shining Star Sponsor -

Family Fun Sponsor -

Pot of Gold Sponsor -

In Loving Memory of Mom - Jeremy & Becca Gibson

Drury Hotels

Precision Health Group

Colors of the Rainbow -

Creative Imaging

Plaza Advisory Group

Rays of the Sun -

Anders CPAs + Advisors

Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetary


ELCO Chevrolet

Gildehaus Construction

Go Team Shanny

Hackett Security

Hearing Health Care Center

Scarecrow Restaurant

She lived, loved, laughed & left...the world will never be the same, Dana & Doreen


Straub's Fine Grocers

Stringbean Coffee Co.

Stygar Family of Funeral Service

Timothy J. McLaughlin C.P.A.

Vantage Credit Union

Wings of a Dove -

Arnold EyeCare Center

Baxter Dental Group

Blattel & associates

Bopp Chapel

Cambrooke Development

Esse Health Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Watson Road

Fiber Seal

Gene-Del Printing

Great Southern Bank

In Loving Memory of Norman Weiss

The Insurance Store, Inc.

Leuthen Insurance Agency Inc.

Llywelyn's Pub

Mr. Electric of South & West St. Louis

Peanut, we love & miss you - to the moon and back!


Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions

Running with Love: Molly McBride/Kay Shores

Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory

State Farm Insurance, Matt Greer

Taylor Excavating Co., Inc.

Travel etc., Inc./Travel Leaders

We love you Mommy/Shanny - Jason, J-Bug, Eva & Gus

Ziegenhein Funeral Home

In-Kind Donors -

A.R. and Associates


Garland Wines

Go! Spa

HICO Helium & Balloons

Marissa Daues

McAlister's Deli

The Pasta House Co.

Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Shoe Stop

Soulard's Restaurant

Sports Authority


We are recruiting


volunteer camp counselors and nurses.

Why: Because grieving kids need to have fun too - and meet other kids "just like them."

Who are we recruiting: Applicants must be 18 years of age and out of high school.

When: Camp Courage in the Wild, Wild West

for campers 6-12 years of age.

Saturday, May 31st - Friday, June 6th, 2014

Camp Erin - St. Louis in the Wild, Wild West

for campers 12-18 years of age.

Saturday, June 7th - Friday, June 13th, 2014

Where: Camp Wartburg, Waterloo, IL

Click here for more details.

Click here for a volunteer counselor/nurse application. Please submit by March 31st.

Click here for a flier to help us recruit volunteers.

Attention grieving children & teens,


applications are ready for your completion.

Enjoy a four night/five day experience of laughter, new friends, and barrels of fun in a caring, non-judgmental, environment.

Why: This is your chance to feel what it's like to meet other grieving kids who truly know what you are going through - and to feel joy again.


Camp Courage (6-11 year olds)

Monday, June 2nd - Friday June 6th.

Camp Erin - St. Louis (12 - 18 year olds)

Monday, June 9th - Friday, June 13th

For 6-11 year old applicants:

Click Camp Courage Parent Packet for specific details.

Click Camp Courage Application PART 1.

Click Camp Courage Application PART 2.

For 12-18 year old applicants:

Click Camp Erin - St. Louis Parent Packet for specific details.

Click Camp Erin - St. Louis Application PART 1.

Click Camp Erin - St. Louis Application PART 2.


You may print the application, complete it and mail it back OR complete it by typing directly on the form, save the file to your computer and email it back.


11th Annual


is quickly approaching!

Upgrade your kitchen center island, refresh your bathroom countertops, create a beautiful table top!...at up to a 50% lower cost!

AND, while doing so, help raise money so grieving kids can meet other kids who truly "get it."

Why: Because Mallory misses cuddling with her mom and needs to know she is not alone in her struggles.


Saturday, April 26th, 8 AM - 4 PM

Sunday, April 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM

Where: Hallmark Stone

2200 Cassens Fenton, MO 63026

Visit www.hallmarkstone.com for design pictures and ideas.

Get excited now!

3rd Annual KIDS IN CANDYLAND is scheduled.

Bring your kids, grandkids or neighbor's kids to play a jumbo game of Candyland while raising awareness and funds for broken hearted kids in the St. Louis area.

Why: Because since Jeremy's dad died, he has felt unsure of himself and wonders, "Was it my fault?"

When: Saturday, July 19th, 9 AM - 12 PM

Where: Westminster Academy

Further details to come.



coming this summer!

Do you work with kids? If so, attending our 32 hour didactic and experiential training will be just what you need.

Why: Because Richard and his grief matters.

Who: School social workers, counselors, teachers & nurses, therapists, chaplains; young child educators, funeral directors, and anyone else who wants to learn why kids' grief matters.


Thurs., July 24th, & Fri., July 25th,

Mon., July 28th & Tues., July 29th

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Annie's Hope in Glendale, MO

Click here for an application. Scholarships may be available.



is happening again!

An evening of chocolate, wine, music, silent auction, and hope for grieving families.

Why: Because LaCretia says she doesn't know how to go on living without her big sister. She needs to learn how to cope with life's toughest transitions.

When: Saturday, August 23rd, 7 - 11 PM

Where: Ambruster Great Hall

6633 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117

Further details to come.





FSG & Teen Retreats cost: Free


For 8 week Family Support Group details, click here, for cover letter, click here.

FSG will start again Feb. 25th and meet

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Pizza available at 6 PM. 

FSG applications are below.  We need an application for each person participating- including each adult. (The forms can be completed on-line and emailed to Annie's Hope or they can be printed and mailed to Annie's Hope.) 

3-12 year olds, 13-18 year olds, adults


For Teen Retreat details, click here, for cover letter,

click here.

TR will be held next on March 21st - 23rd.

TR application for the teen to complete is here.

TR application for the parent/guardian to complete is here.

If you have submitted another program application within the last 6 months, please call the office first.


Don't Forget to use your eSCRIP CARD at Schnuck's to raise money for grieving kids when you do your grocery shopping!!

If you don't have an eScrip Card for Annie's Hope yet, it is NOT too late. Every time you shop at Schnuck's - anytime throughout the year - you can help to heal bereaved kids all over St. Louis.

Just ask for an eScrip card at the customer service desk. Then, call the number on the card or go online to www.escrip.com to activate it.  The Group ID number for Annie's Hope is:  500004971. Ask the checker to swipe your eScrip card before they start scanning your groceries. A percentage of your purchase will be given to Annie's Hope--at NO COST to you. What a win-win program!!


Providing comprehensive
support services for
children, teens and
their families who are
grieving the death of
someone significant. 

Camp Erin - St. Louis is featured on ESPN's E:60!

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