Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

http://www.boyshopegirlshopestl.org

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.

St. Louis Fisher House

http://www.fisherhouseinstl.org

Since opening on July 28, 2010, the St. Louis VAMC Fisher House has been privileged to serve over five hundred families of veterans and active duty military personnel. Their 20 guest suites provide a “home away from home” for families of veterans receiving care at the St. Louis VA Medical Center and families of the active duty personnel who have loved ones in their facilities. Guests are able to be near their loved ones while having a comfortable, peaceful place to find rest and support for themselves. More than a convenient and beautiful place to stay, the guests of Fisher House share common experiences, form friendships, and become a unique kind of family, a Fisher House Family.

Humane Society of Missouri

http://www.hsmo.org

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. HSMO provides a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The organization’s mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs, and educational classes. HSMO is committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through its adoption programs. The Humane Society of Missouri further supports that bond by making available world-class veterinary care and outstanding pet obedience and behavior programs.

Loyola Academy

http://www.loyolaacademy.org

Loyola Academy of St. Louis is a Jesuit middle school for boys who have the potential for college preparatory work, but whose progress may be impeded by economic or social circumstances. The Loyola community conducts a challenging program that supports families in preparing each student to achieve his full human potential. In the Ignatian tradition, the school inspires its students to lives of service and leadership through the use of their God-given talents.

St. Patrick Center

http://www.stpatrickcenter.org

St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.

This Able Veteran

http://www.thisableveteran.org

This Able Veteran is a service dog organization benefitting United States military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The service dog program is proven to help veterans with PTSD cope successfully with the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, nightmares, and social anxiety. The organization’s intensive Trauma Resiliency Program incorporates service dogs trained for its unique anxiety alert and nightmare interruption aids. In addition, This Able Veteran also trains trainers – its PTSD Service Dog Trainer Academy will help put more specially trained service dogs into partnership with veterans suffering from PTSD.