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Organization Profile

Sunnyhill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers life-changing services that transform communities. As one of the largest locally based wellness service providers in Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and Greater St. Louis Metro, we support individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities with a team of 400 staff members. We strive to fulfill our mission by providing various person-centered services, including family navigation, behavior supports, independent living assistance, life skills development, housing opportunities, and socialization. We illuminate pathways for our community through education, expert environment cultivation, and advocacy to help individuals succeed.

Our inclusive community values are deeply embedded in our history. In 1978, eighteen families started Sunnyhill to provide their children diagnosed with disabilities with an accessible camp experience. The founding families worked tirelessly to secure funding, housing, and activities for future generations under the guidance of Monsignor Behrmann. Without a national anchor funding source, Sunnyhill’s operations rely entirely on our community’s support, including in-kind contributions, fundraising, grants, and government subsidies.

Our original location in Dittmer, Missouri, is now the fully inclusive accredited Adventures Camp, where we offer enriching summer programs that welcome campers during 6 to 8 weeks of summer programming. During the off-season, the campgrounds are a versatile venue for school field trips, retreats, family reunions, and community events. Our Adventures’ team also organizes weekend excursions for the individuals we serve, adding to our transformative offerings.

Our logo features a radiant sunrise over one of the camp’s original structures in Dittmer, symbolizing our enduring commitment to empowering individuals diagnosed with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Sunnyhill is proud to continue this legacy and help transform communities by creating a world of opportunities for people.

Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities
Fenton, MO, 63026

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