You matter... Avow cares.

When you’re challenged by illness, caregiving or loss,
Avow is here to offer you loving care
and professional guidance.

Grieving the loss of a loved one?

Avow offers support and guidance
on your pathway to healing.

Looking for more meaning in your life?
Volunteer at Avow…

Our highest human desire is to make a difference – to be valued,
to matter. Our volunteers offer a compassionate ear, a loving touch
and dedicate their time and talents to help move Avow’s mission
forward. Seeking greater purpose? You’ll find it here.

Avow cares. You make it possible.

100% of Avow’s community bereavement support,
complementary therapies and spiritual care are made possible
because of generous contributions. Donations also help sustain
and enhance our hospice and palliative care programs.
With your support, we care better, and for more people in
the community.

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You matter. Avow cares.

When illness, death, grief and loss touch your life, or the life of someone close to you, you need loving care and professional guidance to get through. Here in southwest Florida, Avow is that source of expert care.

We compassionately serve those who are:

  • Living with chronic, serious or terminal illness
  • Caring for a frail senior or someone who is seriously ill
  • Grieving any loss: a family member, friend, coworker, fellow student or pet

Avow was founded by area residents in 1983 as a not-for-profit hospice. Today, Avow is one of the area’s premier health care providers with programs of support for everyone in southwest Florida from newborns to our most senior citizens.

Regional Aging Advocacy ACTION Summit

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Regional Aging Advocacy ACTION Summit

Funding for aging services is threatened! With our local partners, we have chosen to plan and act! Won’t you join [...]

Pet Loss Support Group

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Pet Loss Support Group

Saturday, January 6, Saturday, February 3, Saturday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m Ispiri Remembering Room The Avow [...]

Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group

January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 Ispiri Remembering Room 1:30 - 3:00 PM The Widow & [...]

Pet Memorial Service at Avow

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Pet Memorial Service at Avow

Saturday, December 16th Avow Campus 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 10:00 a.m. Brief Memorial Service in the Avow Pet Memorial [...]

Palliative Care Changed My Quality of Life

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Palliative Care Changed My Quality of Life

When four-time cancer survivor Janice Feenstra was diagnosed with an incurable, but treatable cancer, she was hopeful and ready to [...]

At Group We Listen, Acknowledge and Learn From Each Other

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on At Group We Listen, Acknowledge and Learn From Each Other

Connie Hill was apprehensive to attend her first grief support group, but she's very thankful she did. Avow's bereavement counselor [...]

They Cared for Dad and Showed Concern for Me Too.

November 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on They Cared for Dad and Showed Concern for Me Too.

While sitting vigil at his father's bedside at Avow's Frances Georgeson Hospice House, Chris Farrugia observed nurses speaking warmly and [...]

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Avow Events Calendar

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  • Camp MendingHeart Overnight Camp
    All day
    2017.12.01-2017.12.03

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    Children’s Bereavement Overnight Camp
    Children’s Weekend Bereavement Camp for ages 7 – 15.

    Camp MendingHeart is a fun, creative and therapeutic program designed to allow children to express feelings, build coping skills and reinforce positive memories of their loved ones. The day will include art and outdoor activities, lunch, a boat ride and a special remembrance program.

    The session is facilitated by bereavement professionals at Avow.

    No Fee to attend.

    Preregistration and parental consent required by November 20th.
    December 1 – 3, 2017 from
    Riverside Camp & Retreat Center
    239.261.4404 | avowcares.org

    To register or for more information, contact Alexis Hobson,
    Children’s Bereavement Counselor, at 239-261-4404, ext. 3191
    or by email at alexis.hobson@avowcares.org. Space is limited.

    Please click the link below to download a Camper Registration Form in your own language. Fill it out and send to alexis.hobson@avowcares.org.


    REGISTRATION FORM – ENGLISH


    FORMULARIO DE REGISTRO – ESPAÑOL


    FÒM REGISTRASYON

     

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  • Marco Island Support Group
    2:30 PM-3:30 PM
    2017.12.15

    5/3 Bank Conference Room, 650 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island

    This group is open to a ny adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. The group is most helpful for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

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  • Pet Memorial Service at Avow
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.12.16

    1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Saturday, December 16th
    Avow Campus
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL

    10:00 a.m.
    Brief Memorial Service
    in the Avow Pet Memorial Garden

    10:30 a.m.
    Light Refreshments
    and Conversation in the
    Avow Ispiri Community Center

    Have you lost a pet during this past year?

    Join Avow to celebrate the lives of lost pets while honoring their memories. The service is free and open to the public.

    For additional information, please contact Deborah Paradise at (239) 261-4404.

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Avow Cares. You Make the Difference.

HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Our grief support programs and portions of our hospice and palliative care services are made possible thanks to generous contributions from our individuals like you. Generosity brings comfort and care to thousands of people each year and inspires Avow to grow and enhance its spectrum of care.

Your gift is needed and appreciated.

Make an online donation now by selecting one of the buttons below.

If you prefer to make a donation by phone or by mail, select the “Learn More” link below for more information.

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