Hope for Every Child.

Healing for Every Family. Every Day.

Every Child’s Hope (ECH) was founded in 1858 as an orphanage for immigrant children who lost their parents in the cholera outbreak. As the needs of Missouri children and families have evolved through the years, our services and programs have adapted to meet those ever-changing needs. While ECH is no longer an orphanage, caring for vulnerable children is still at the heart of each program.

More than 180 staff members across Missouri are dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating emotional trauma and mental health issues, and providing aftercare, education, and follow-up services. Each year ECH helps more than 1,600 families and children find healing and hope for the future. We are committed to being a trauma-informed organization, building resiliency in youth, staff interacting with youth, and families so we may be responsive to the impact trauma has on the lives of individuals.  This commitment ensures ECH is fulfilling its mission by promoting healing and resiliency so that individuals, systems and communities can function at their full capacity and potential.

We provide hope for every child, healing for every family, every day.

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Stay up to date on the latest happenings at ECH. Learn more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and success stories of the children, youth and families we work with on a daily basis.

Give Hope

Give Hope to the children, youth and families of ECH by supporting our mission.

“This service was valuable to us and our children. Sessions often brought out topics that were difficult for the kids to discuss but ultimately created a dialogue that we all learned from and continue to learn from moving forward.”

Family Solutions for Kids Parent

Contact Us

For more information on the programs of ECH, how to become a volunteer or how to support our mission, email us at ech@everychildshope.org or call us at 314-427-3755.