WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, our staff are partly working from home and partly from the office.  YET, ALL OUR HEARTS AND EARS REMAIN WIDE OPEN ALL THE TIME. Please reach out to us by continuing to call the office. Staff are checking messages a few times each day M-F.

If you would like to reach a specific staff person, please click “Connect” on our home page then click on the email button for the person you would like to contact. 

Meanwhile, please be gentle to yourself and others.  We believe the Coronavirus stress, bewilderment, confusion, unpredictability, fear, economic impact, etc. may make your grief even more overwhelming and challenging.  Since our programs are unable to be offered in their ideal design, we are providing grief support to you and your family using Zoom technology and phone support.  

Finally, please follow the Coronavirus guidelines:

*WEAR A MASK when in public,

*maintain physical distancing by at least six feet in public,

*utilize frequent, aggressive 20 second (time it takes to sign Happy Birthday twice) handwashing with soap and water (ensure you scrub between your fingers, the top and palm of your hands, thumbs, plus, fingertips and nails).  Use sanitizing wipes, if soap and water is not available,

*stay home from work, if you are not feeling well,

*contact your health provider, if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

If you want our support, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. 314-965-5015. 

Lastly, be kind, stay connected in creative ways, do what you can to help others, express your grief through writing, dancing, singing, exercising, talking, meditating, etc., look for the little things that bring you joy and gratitude, and always remember, we are all in this together!

We’re hiring!

Annie’s Hope is recruiting two compassionate, dedicated, and resourceful employees to join our team.  More information about these roles and how to apply are included in the following job descriptions.

Camp & Retreat Coordinator
Marketing & Special Events Coordinator

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News & Events Calendar

"Life just gets complicated after a death...my group allowed me to speak my mind and opened my eyes that I'm not alone." - Damion, 15
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4 5Adult Connection ForumAdult Connection ForumTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie's Hope Adult Connection Forums are monthly check-ins with other grieving families. It's a time to connect with others who share your experience, ask questions, share your needs, and gain resources. RSVP to NicoleR@annieshope.org Zoom
6 7Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 16th - November 4th. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
8 9 10Family "Night" - Creating a family coat of armsFamily "Night" - Creating a family coat of armsTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annie's Hope staff will lead families in creating their very own coat of arms. Families will physically distance in the Annie's Hope parking lot and be assigned their own parking space & supplies. RSVP to NicoleR@annieshope.org.
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11 12 13Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
October 15th - December 3rd. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
14Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 16th - November 4th. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
15Family Night - Creating coping treesFamily Night - Creating coping treesTime: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Annie's Hope staff will lead families in creating coping trees - paper trees filled with coping strategies - in this virtual event. RSVP to NicoleR@annieshope.org
Zoom
16Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates. 17Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates.
18Teen RetreatTeen RetreatTwo night, weekend (Friday, 5:15 PM - Sunday, 2:30 PM) experience just for grieving teenagers, 13-18 years of age. A time for fun mixed with reflection and exploration of their personal grief journey. See "Teen Retreats" for virtual program updates. 19 20Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
October 15th - December 3rd. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
21Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 16th - November 4th. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
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25 26 27Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
October 15th - December 3rd. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
28Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Tuesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 16th - November 4th. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
29Family Night - Celebrating Dia de los MuertosFamily Night - Celebrating Dia de los MuertosTime: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Annie's Hope staff and a special guest will lead families in recognizing Dia de los Muertos ... a sacred holiday in celebrating those who have died. RSVP to NicoleR@annieshope.org
Zoom
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Fundraising & Awareness Events

"Annie's Hope genuinely wants to help each and every child that walks through their doors. Thank you for helping me and countless others!" - Jack, 16

2020

 

22nd Annual Trivia Night – Saturday, August 15th

9th Annual “a run for Hope” 5K & fun walk – anywhere, anytime before October 18th

9th Annual The Chocolate Affair – TBD

Children’s Grief Awareness Day – Thursday, November 19th 

Hope & Healing Gathering – Friday, December 4th

In the News

"At Annie's Hope I learned it's okay to tell people what happened and how to share my feelings." - Cameron, 10

eNewsletters:

Grief Matters – Winter 2019

Grief Matters – Fall 2018

Grief Matters – Summer 2018

Grief Matters – Spring 2018

Grief Matters – Winter 2018

Grief Matters – Fall 2017

Grief Matters – Summer 2017

Grief Matters – Spring 2017

Grief Matters – Winter 2017

Grief Matters – Fall 2016

Grief Matters – Summer 2016

Grief Matters – Spring 2016

Media Clips:

Don’t miss Camp Courage…Goes Virtual “No Talent Show”!

Meredith Wendling interviews Becky Byrne on the mission at Annie’s Hope.

Kay Quinn with KSDK Channel 5 interviews Nicole Rhodes on kids’ grief.

Interview with Brandon Mitchell and son, Riley, on their grief story and experience at Annie’s Hope.

“St. Louis on the Air” segment of KWMU NPR Station: interview with Becky Byrne and previous mission family and current volunteer, Brandon Mitchell and his son Riley.

KSDK Channel 5 story about Annie’s Hope’s birthday party/open house to celebrate 20 years of service to grieving families – November 11, 2018.

Old Newsboys story about Annie’s Hope – November 16, 2017.

KSDK Channel 5 story about the increase in maternal deaths by Kay Quinn, featuring the David Briesacher family – November 13, 2017

New Country, 92.3 FM “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 22, 2017.

Hubbard Radio “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 20, 2016.

Young Professional Board Member, Rashida Dinehart, shares her story about the impact of Annie’s Hope, August 8, 2016.

Annie’s Hope’s own Josh Jackson performs his song, “I’m Going to Miss You.”

KSDK Channel 5 “Making A Difference” segment by Mike Bush – April 2015

“Show Me St. Louis” – Annie’s Hope Chosen As Vinson Mortgage’s Charity of Choice for June 2015

STL Parent Magazine July 2015

Y98 FM “Annie’s Hope: Grief During the Holidays” December 2014

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School Raises Awareness for Grieving Kids November 2014

Fox2 Now shares the news about Annie’s Hope and the 3rd Annual Kids in Candy Land July 12, 2014

STL Parent Magazine – Cassie’s Grief Journey January 2014

ESPN E:60 – Camp Erin October 2013

MTV Made – Angie Tozer, Pageant Queen’s Grief Journey December 2011

NBC Nightly News – Camp Erin November 2010

 

 

Fundraising & Awareness Events Photo Gallery

"I'm happy when I talk about my mom." - 6 year old Braeden who attends a school-based grief support group.