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Annie's Hope provides comprehensive support services for children, teens and their familieswho are grieving the death of someone significant.
We offer facilitated support programs that improve the mental health and physical well-being of grieving children throughout the St. Louis region. Our support services combat school failure, depression and risk-taking behaviors by normalizing the grieving process, providing a forum for exploring grief without judgment, connecting grievers with peers who understand their pain and introducing positive coping strategies. Programs of Annie’s Hope are offered to grieving children ages 3 to 18. Services include (1) Family Support Groups; (2) School Support and Education (three components: in-school support groups, professional education and crisis intervention); (3) Camp Courage and Camp Erin-St. Louis (overnight camps for grieving children and teens); (4) Horizons (a family-centered, home-based anticipatory grief program); (5) weekend teen retreats; (6) speaker's institute; (7) family social events; (8) community resource library; (9) grief referral service; and (10) an annual Hope & Healing Gathering.