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SHO is proud to sponsor these local agencies who provide support for families dealing with medical hardships.

HavenHouse opened in 2005 with a mission to provide the comfort of home and a community of support for patients and their families traveling to St. Louis for medical care.

HavenHouse provides a relaxing, home-like environment where patients and their families can retreat, be nourished and comforted by home-cooked meals, and have around-the-clock emotional support while they or their loved ones receive medical care. Families pay a small portion of the actual cost for their accommodations and some cannot afford to pay anything. The generosity of volunteers and donors make HavenHouse possible.

Support for HavenHouse has helped us to serve over 20,000 families for a total of 49,000 individuals, the majority of whom are children. HavenHouse has 32 bedrooms, all with private baths and is able to accommodate up to 100 people per night.

HavenHouse is thankful to the SHO Foundation for their continued support of our families!

To learn more about HavenHouse St. Louis, visit: www.havenhousestl.org.




Annie’s Hope

Since 1998, the mission of Annie’s Hope–The Bereavement Center for Kids has been to provide comprehensive support services to children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant. They work to improve the health and well-being of grieving children ages 3-18 throughout the St. Louis area by teaching them effective coping skills and facilitating their emotional healing.

At least 4,000 St. Louis-area kids will be newly bereaved due to a sibling’s or parent’s death every year. Factor in children grieving the death of a friend or grandparent, and the number of children in crisis is astounding. Each year the staff of Annie’s Hope strive to reach more grieving children whose mental/physical health and academic success are at risk, helping them gain an understanding of death and grief that allows them to adjust to the circumstances, move forward on their grief journeys, and live lives of joy, positivity and hopefulness.

Annie’s Hope offers 10 programs free of charge to over 2,900 children and families each year:

  • Family Support Groups
  • School Support Groups
  • Summer Camps
  • Teen Retreats
  • Horizons – Anticipatory Grief Program for children of terminally-ill patients
  • Speaker’s Institute
  • Annual Hope and Healing Gathering
  • Grief Referral Service
  • Family Social Events
  • Community Resource Library

To learn more about Annie’s Hope, visit: www.annieshope.org.