In 2018, Avow celebrates 35 years
of caring for our community

Thank you for helping us provide compassionate
care and support to those in need!

You matter... Avow cares.

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

In 2018, Avow celebrates 35 years
of caring for our community

Thank you for helping us provide compassionate
care and support to those in need!

Grieving the loss of a loved one?

Avow offers support and guidance
on your pathway to healing.

In 2018, Avow celebrates 35 years
of caring for our community

Thank you for helping us provide compassionate
care and support to those in need!

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.

In 2018, Avow celebrates 35 years
of caring for our community

Thank you for helping us provide compassionate
care and support to those in need!

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.

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June 9th: Avow Children’s Services ‘Grief Cave’ Allows Children to Process Feelings Colorfully

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When you walk into the “Grief Cave” in the Children’s Services wing of Avow’s Lyon Center, it is clear that you are walking into something special.  Not only are you greeted with the purple hues of blacklight and florescent writing, but you are also looking into the hearts and minds [...]

Children’s Photography and Art Camp

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Avow Children's Services and Art Therapist Jenni Ford will be hosting a photography and art camp for children between the ages of 8 and 17 who have lost a loved one.  Attendees will use photography and art to help process their grief and learn new coping skills with our team [...]

Avow Flag Replacement Day

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Is your American flag looking a little worn or torn? Replace it for free with a new 3' by 5' flag at Avow on Saturday, June 23rd between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks will be provided by Centennial Bank. Old flags will be disposed [...]

June Book Discussion: “When Bad Things Happen To Good People”

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Avow Chaplain Henry Braga and Deborah Paradise, LCSW, will hold a book discussion on “When Bad Things Happen To Good People” by Harold S. Kushner.  This classic self-help guide by the respected rabbi explains how to find comfort and strength in the face of tragedy and understand God’s role in [...]

Palliative Care Changed My Quality of Life

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When four-time cancer survivor Janice Feenstra was diagnosed with an incurable, but treatable cancer, she was hopeful and ready to endure chemotherapy and radiation to keep the cancer under control. Over time Janice became "sick and tired of being sick and tired" so she turned to Avow's palliative care team [...]

At Group We Listen, Acknowledge and Learn From Each Other

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Connie Hill was apprehensive to attend her first grief support group, but she's very thankful she did. Avow's bereavement counselor instantly put her at ease. Connie describes her experience as "uplifting, positive and healing, and a very productive way to deal with grief." After losing the love of her life [...]

They Cared for Dad and Showed Concern for Me Too.

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While sitting vigil at his father's bedside at Avow's Frances Georgeson Hospice House, Chris Farrugia observed nurses speaking warmly and compassionately to his father as they adjusted pillows and offered a gentle touch to his forehead. "Each nurse treated my dad as if he was his/her own spouse or father," [...]

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Our grief support programs and portions of our hospice and palliative care services are made possible thanks to generous contributions from 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.

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