In 1858, Reverend Louis Nollau accepted the first child in the German Protestant Orphan's Home with the goal to offer children a place where they could heal and feel safe. Today, 150 years later and now known as ECH, we are still striving to keep Reverend Nollau's dream alive.

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ECH Helps Children and Families in Hurting Community

We share in the sorrow and grief of community for the events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri this past week. Our staff has been working with the children and families we serve in processing and dealing with the national spot light on the problems our community faces.

We have also been asked by the St. Louis Children's Service Fund to provide therapists at drop in centers in Ferguson, where more than 300 people turned for help and refuge last Saturday. Our staff was quick to respond, and will help staff those centers this Thursday and Saturday.

Finally, on behalf of Every Child's Hope Board of Directors and Vehicle Assurance, Shari Smith and Sharon Fenoglio delivered formula and baby wipes to Immanuel UCC in Ferguson for the collection they are coordinating for Ferguson families in need.

   

ECH Success Story: See the Video!

Success at ECH is a relative term. Young people experience success in many different forms. One young lady, Melissa, has worked her way through our Steppingstone program and now has her two children at the Early Education Center.

Here is her story:

ECH Every Child's Hope:
Melissa,
A Success Story

My Buddy Program Mentors Needed in St. Louis
ECH strives to offer the children living on our campus a holistic approach to their care. We work to match each child up with a "buddy," someone who can mentor them.