Children’s Grief Awareness Month

It’s almost time to wear blue! November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month – Stay tuned for more details and how we will be celebrating Children’s Grief Awareness Day!

We’re hiring!

Annie’s Hope is recruiting compassionate, dedicated, and resourceful employees to join our team.  More information about our open positions can be found in the job descriptions below.

Family Support Group Coordinator – NOW HIRING

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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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3 4 5The Kaufman Fund Golf TournamentThe Kaufman Fund Golf TournamentThe tournament is a four-person scramble held annually in early fall. The tournament begins with lunch followed by golf and concludes with a wine tasting, open bar, and dinner auction. Beautiful Whitmoor Country Club has hosted the tournament for the past seven years. Whitmoor Country Club 6Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 29 - November 17. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
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10 11 12 13Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 29 - November 17. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
14 15 16RESCHEDULED Trivia NightRESCHEDULED Trivia NightTime: 2:00 pm
WE REINVENTED Trivia Night in 2020 and our Outdoor Tailgate-Style Party is returning for 2021!
Register your team of 8, bring chairs, coolers, and your favorite snacks.
We supply beer, seltzers, water & light snacks.
Additional food and beverages are welcome!
Live Auction Items * Raffles * Games * Fund-A-Need Opportunities Tables of 8 are $240
$30 per player
Ages 21 and older, please!
Barrett Woods Office Park
13537 Barrett Parkway (SE corner of Manchester & Barrett Station Rd.)
17 18 19 20Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 29 - November 17. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
21 22Teen 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. SHO Golf TournamentSHO Golf Tournament 23Teen 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.
24Teen 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. 25 26Family 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 26 - December 14. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
27Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
September 29 - November 17. See "Family Support Groups" for virtual program updates.
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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

2021

A Taste of Hope Saturday, April 24th

Give STL DayThursday, May 6th

10th Annual “a run for Hope” 5K & fun walkSaturday, August 7th

St. Louis Rotary Club Golf TournamentWednesday, September 1st 

Collette Moreno Golf TournamentSunday, September 19th

23rd Annual Trivia Night RESCHEDULED: Saturday, October 16th

The Kaufman Fund Golf TournamentTuesday, October 5th

SHO Golf TournamentFriday, October 22nd

Children’s Grief Awareness DayThursday, November 18th

Giving TuesdayNovember 30th

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:

Carol Felzien of the Community News interviews Becky Byrne focusing on the overarching importance of viewing grief as a public health crisis.

Jenny Lisk of the Widowed Parent Podcast interviews Nicole Rhodes about the Annie’s Hope programs and services for bereaved kids.

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.