Celebrating Life. Encouraging Hope. Ongoing Support.


our mission

OAW provides ongoing support and grief recovery services for families with a medically-fragile child or who lose a child at birth (regardless of race, ethnicity, class status, religion, or orientation). Services begin with free therapeutic photography, and continued mental health and wellness support is provided for the entirety of a qualifying child and/or family’s journey, all free of charge.

To love through the loneliness that can accompany unimaginably difficult circumstances.
To create memories that last a lifetime.
To walk hand-in-hand with our recipient families along their entire journey,
especially when all others seem to eventually let go.

sessions provided to date

active volunteer photographers

Areas of Service

In Missouri: Springfield (headquarters), St. Louis, Kansas City, Joplin, Rolla, Columbia/Jefferson City, Cape Girardeau. We will work to find a photographer in other Missouri areas as needed.

In Oklahoma: Oklahoma City

In Minnesota: Minneapolis

Ready to donate?

(mailing address)
4319 S National Ave, #218
Springfield, MO 65810

(physical address, by appt. only)
4032 W Lark Street, Suite D
Battlefield, MO

Non-Profit Tax ID No. 46-3112100