November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month!!
Children’s Grief Awareness Day: Thursday, November 17th

  • Organize an event recognizing CGAD at your school, business, or organization. Contact CindyI@annieshope.org for more information.

  • Wear BLUE, to show support for the thousands of local kids who grieve parents, siblings, friends, and other loved ones.

  • Shop our CGAD Apparel Store for a limited time! CLICK HERE to shop (store closes 10/30. Apparel will be delivered the week of 11/7).

We’re Hiring!!

Job Openings

Camp & Retreat Coordinator: Click HERE to view the job posting online.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to RobynS@annieshope.org.

Upcoming Events:

Children’s Grief Awareness Month: November 2022
Children’s Grief Awareness Day: Thursday, November 17, 2022
The Chocolate Affair: 2023 Date TBA

The programs of Annie’s Hope are funded solely through private donations, grants, sponsorships, and special events. Over the next 12 months, we will raise funds through three major special events, plus third-party events hosted by generous friends of Annie’s Hope.

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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        1 224th Annual Hope & Healing Gathering24th Annual Hope & Healing GatheringTime: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Holiday Gathering for grieving families to remember, reflect and honor their loved ones. Music, poetry, tributes, remembrance ceremony, family activity, snacks & drinks.
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Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
October 19 - December 14 (skipping the week of 11/23).
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1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Wednesday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
October 19 - December 14 (skipping the week of 11/23).
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1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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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

2022

Children’s Grief Awareness DayThursday, November 17th

Giving TuesdayTuesday, November 29th

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.