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?

A "Night to Remember"...A MUST SEE!

NBC Channel 5 St. Louis aired a segment of "Making a Difference" about a family Annie's Hope serves through our Horizons Program. You will not want to miss the story of Charlie and the love for his two young girls while aware that he will not survive an unrelenting brain tumor.

Please view and share everywhere you can.

Charlie and his wife Courtney's goal was to share this story so no child will have to grieve alone.

A Night To Remember - a heartwarming & inspirational father/daughter evening.



Camp Courage & Camp Erin - St. Louis, our two free camps serving grieving kids of the greater St. Louis region, will be here before we know it.

We are recruiting 69 energetic, kid-loving, playful, hard-working volunteers who are over the age of 18 and a high school graduate.

The more volunteers we recruit, the more campers we can accept.

Camp Counselors must be available for the 6 night/7 day, over-night experience (including training) and submit an application by Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Nurses may be available for a partial week and ideally, attend training as well.

Camp Courage counselors dates:

Saturday, June 6th - Friday, June 12th.

Camp Erin - St. Louis counselor dates:

Saturday, June 13th - Friday, June 19th.

For general details, click here.

For more details, click here for the cover letter.

For the volunteer application, click here and submit before Friday, March 27th.

To help recruit counselors, click here for a flier.




is for you!

If you are between the ages of 6 & 18, you can apply to attend our unique over-night camp designed just for you, and other kids like you who are trying to live without someone special.

The dates are:

Camp Courage (for ages 6-11):

Monday, June 8th - Friday, June 12th

Parents/Guardians, here's your Camp Courage Parent Packet. Please print it and review it.

There are two parts to the Camp Courage Application Packet. Please complete and submit to Annie's Hope.

Here's Camp Courage Application, Part 1.

Here's Camp Courage Application, Part 2 (Health Information).

Camp Erin - St. Louis (for ages 12-18): LOTS OF SPACE AVAILABLE!

Monday, June 15th - Friday, June 19th

Parents/Guardians, here's your Camp Erin Parent Packet. Please print it and review it.

There are two parts to the Camp Erin Application Packet. Please complete and submit to Annie's Hope.

Here's Camp Erin Application, Part 1.

Here's Camp Erin Application, Part 2 (Health Information).

PRE-CAMP PARTY...for kids who are considering applying or have already applied for Camp Courage or Camp Erin.

When: THIS Sunday, April 19th, 2-4 PM

Where: Brunswick Lanes 1254 Dougherty Ferry Valley Park, MO 63088

Please tell us you are joining us by calling 314-965-5015 or emailing Annie's Hope at RSVP@annieshope.org.


Huge selection of beautiful, perfect remnants of granite for your small home project: table tops, vanity tops, bar tops, lazy susans, etc.

When: Saturday, April 25th, 8 AM - 4 PM & Sunday, April 26th, 10 AM - 2 PM

Where: Hallmark Stone - 2200 Cassens, Fenton, MO 63026

Why: Because Stefanie wants to meet other grieving kids at Camp Courage! Annie's Hope receives an extraordinary donation from the profits.

For a flier, click here.

To view a few Hallmark Stone remnants, visit www.hallmarkstone.com.

GO APE! - an ADULT social event on Saturday, May 2nd.

Come join us and experience adventure, camaraderie, and fresh air!

Who: Moms and dads, of grieving kids under 18 years of age.

What: Go Ape is a treetop, high-ropes adventure course that explores Creve Coeur Park using zip lines, obstacles, and Tarzan swings. It is a fun, outdoor experience to challenge and empower yourself while being supported by other grieving adults.

Learn more about Go Ape! at http://goape.com/zip-line/missouri-creve-coeur-park.

When: SATURDAY, MAY 2nd.

Dads will begin their adventure at 10:00, Moms at 10:30.

Where: Go Ape! Creve Coeur (13219 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043).

Why: To regain confidence & trust in yourself and others while having fun!

Group size is limited – RSVPs are needed!

To RSVP or get more details, email Nicole at nicoler@annieshope.org.




FSG & Teen Retreats cost: Free


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

FSG will start again July 7th, 2015 and meet weekly

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM with last session on August 25th.

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 electronically, saved to your computer then attached & emailed to Annie's Hope or they can be printed and mailed to Annie's Hope.) 

3-12 year olds13-18 year olds, adults


For Teen Retreat details, click here. For April cover letter, click here.

TR will be held next on April 24th - 26th, 2015.

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.



32 hour didactic & experiential workshop for social workers, nurses, school counselors, clergy, hospice workers, therapists, teachers, child life specialists, etc.

When: July 30th & 31st, August 3rd & 4th

Where: Annie's Hope

For more details and to register, click here. (The registration form may be completed electronically, saved on your computer and attached back in an email).

CAMP COURAGE & CAMP ERIN 2014 slideshow is here for your viewing!

Camp Courage

Camp Erin

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 towww.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.

Chris Long, St. Louis Rams, with Jason, Eva & Gus want to share their new Annie's Hope commercials with you!




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

Click Here!






Mid America Transplant Services


In Loving Memory of Mom -

Jeremy & Becca

Plaza Advisory Group


Anders CPA + Advisors

MSG Jewelers


ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac


Gildehaus Construction


Blattel & Associates

Crawford, Murphy, Tilly / Engineers & Consultants

Great Southern Bank

Metabolic Meals, LLC

Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory

Taylor Excavating Co., Inc.

WM Electric, LLC.

Children's Grief Awareness Month is November and CGA Day is Thursday, November 19th, 2015.

Please consider wearing blue and recruiting others to join you.