MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF COMPASSION

Every Child’s Hope (ECH) was founded in 1858 as an orphanage for immigrant children who lost their parents in cholera outbreaks. As the needs of St. Louis children and families have evolved over the past century and a half, 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 200 staff members across Missouri are dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating emotional trauma and mental health issues, and providing aftercare and follow-up services. Each year ECH helps more than 1,400 youth and children find healing and hope for their futures.

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

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“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.”

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