What do we mean by special needs and hardship situations?
SPECIAL NEEDS: Any student who has an IEP, whether it be for cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
HARDSHIP SITUATIONS: any student who has or is experiencing any of the following:
- loss of a parent or loved one
- child of a single parent or child of divorce
- child of foster care
- homeless or temporary housing
- struggling with emotional concerns
​- recovering from addictions
- other special circumstances


Here you will find tidbits and random thoughts as I work my way through this journey of life after the loss of my son. My hope is that it might help someone else who is on the same journey of grief.  



Our mission is simple: give hope to those who need it most


Coles' Hope Foundation will honor the memory and passion of Cole Buehner by giving assistance, resources and support to students in hardship situations or with special needs throughout Jefferson County, MO. Our goal is to help kids, and help families. Our mission is to give HOPE to those who need it most.

Cole's Hope Foundation was created to honor the memory of our son, Colton Buehner, who lost his life on 10/21/14 at age 17. Our mission is to continue his passion to reach out to others. We always knew that Cole had a huge heart, but until we heard stories, testimonies and read posts, we had no idea just how many people he shared his heart with. Cole had a passion to reach out to others. He offered advice, a shoulder to lean on, and most of all, Cole offered HOPE. Hope for a better tomorrow, for a second chance, and hope to rise above.

Cole's Hope is solely funded by the help of our community, We depend on the kind hearts of others to help us, help teens. If you would like to be a part of this mission, please contact us today!

a mom's story