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?

Children's Grief Awareness continues until the end of November!

THANK YOU to everyone who embraced grieving kids by wearing BLUE! We had over 50 schools and corporations wearing over 1000 Blue CGAD T-Shirts. SO impressive - and grateful!!

Take a selfie while holding on to HOPE...Butterfly "in memory of" or "in honor of" someone special to you. Share it on social media everywhere you can!

If you didn't wear BLUE today, no problem. You can wear BLUE any day in November for Children's Grief Awareness Month. PLUS, our month is always November, EVERY YEAR, & the 3rd Thursday of November is always our day.

If you would like to make a $10 donation and receive a Children's Grief Awareness T-shirt (see T-shirt design here), contact Brooke Gibson, Relationship Manager while supplies last.

The partners who wore BLUE TODAY include, yet are clearly not limited to:

A to Z Pediatrics, LLC

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

All Saints School

Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union

Annie's Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids

Apple Care Co.

ARCO Construction

Biomedical Systems

Blattel & Associates

Boone Elementary School - Troy School District

Camp Wartburg

Cary O'Brien's Design & Color Spa


College School, The

Commerce Bank - South Grand

Edward Jones - Retirement Services

Engraphix Architectural Signage

First Student Charter Bus Rental

Great Southern Bank

Hudson Elementary School - Webster Groves School District

Kuenz Heating & Sheet Metal

Ladue Schools

Lewis & Clark Elementary School - Riverview Gardens School District

Lone Dell Elementary School - Fox School District

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School - Maplewood Richmond Heights School District

Mark Twain Elementary - Brentwood School District

MERS Goodwill

Missouri Children's Division

Mr. Electric South & West County

MSG Jewelers

New York Life

Northside Community School


Rock Creek Elementary - Fort Zumwalt School District

Rockwood Middle School - Rockwood School District

Southeast Middle School - Hazelwood School District

St. Louis University - Security Division


Travel etc./Travel Inc.


Ultimate Auto Body

Universal Business Supply

Woods Basement Systems

Back by popular demand


letters for your children!

When: Now until December 15th

Who: Your children, grandchildren, children on the way, your neighbor's children, spouses who act like children, etc!

Why: Because you can bring holiday joy to special kids in your life AND share your compassion with grieving kids!

For a WLFS flier, click here.

For a Santa letter form, click here.

You may print a form for each child, complete them and mail to Annie's Hope or complete an e-form for each child, save them to your computer and email them back to Annie's Hope.

Any questions? Call Annie's Hope at 314-965-5015 or email kidsgriefmatters@annieshope.org.



When: Friday, December 12th 7 PM

Where: Annie's Hope

1333 West Lockwood, 63122 (corner of Berry & Lockwood)

Who: Any grieving family - kids and adults.

Why: Because the holidays are not so festive when you are feeling sad, scared or alone.

Please tell us you are joining us at 314-965-5015 or candicem@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 Jan. 20th, 2015 and meet weekly

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM with last session on March 10th.

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 olds13-18 year olds, adults


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

click here.

TR will be held next in late March/early April, 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.


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!

To view the Annie's Hope video,

Click here.




The Gibson Family

Plaza Advisory Group


MSG Jewelers


Anders CPA + Advisors

ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac

Stringbean Coffee Co.


Gildehaus Construction


Blattel & Associates

Great Southern Bank

Mr. Electric of South & West St. Louis


Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory

State Farm Insurance, Matt Greer

Taylor Excavating Co., Inc.

Travel etc., Inc./Travel Leaders