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.

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 & [...]

2018 Avow Butterfly Ball

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SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO ANGELA.MANLEY@AVOWCARES.ORG, 239.280.2285

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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  • Pet Loss Support Group
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.01.06

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Saturday, January 6,
    Saturday, February 3,
    Saturday, March 3
    Ispiri Remembering Room

    The Avow Pet Loss Support Group creates a caring and supportive environment for those grieving after the loss of a pet. The group is free and open to the public.

    Space is limited; for more information
    and to register please call;
    Deborah Paradise, LCSW
    (239) 261-4404

     

  • Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2018.01.06

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    January 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Ispiri Remembering Room
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

     

    The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

    Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained bereavement staff reassure participants about what are “normal” reactions to loss and guide those who need them to additional resources in the community.

     

    for more information please contact;
    Deborah Paradise, LCSW
    (239) 261-4404

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  • Grieving Together: A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
    5:15 PM-6:45 PM
    2018.01.11

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus,
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    Avow offers a specialized grief support group to help individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a child at any point during pregnancy or during the first year of life.

    During the session participants will have the opportunity to talk about their loss, receive validation and
    acknowledgment of their experience, and learn coping skills to help with healing.

    No registration is required and there is no cost to attend.

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  • Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2018.01.13

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    January 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Ispiri Remembering Room
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

     

    The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

    Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained bereavement staff reassure participants about what are “normal” reactions to loss and guide those who need them to additional resources in the community.

     

    for more information please contact;
    Deborah Paradise, LCSW
    (239) 261-4404

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  • Regional Aging Advocacy ACTION Summit
    1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    2018.01.16

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Funding for aging services is threatened!

    With our local partners, we have chosen to plan and act! Won’t you join us?
    You are invited to participate in a Regional Aging Advocacy ACTION! Summit

    Topics & Speakers include:

    The Latest Legislative Budget Status

    Margaret Lynn Duggar, Executive Director, Florida Council on Aging Marianne Lorini, President & CEO, Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Nancy Green-Irwin, Executive Director, Friendship Centers

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 
    AVOW
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane
    The Waterview Room, Ispiri Building
    Naples, FL 34105

    SPACE IS LIMITED! 
    RSVP by January 11th to Area Agency on Aging for SW Florida
    1-866-413-5337
    Let’s learn together. Let’s develop strategies together. Let’s work together.

  • Support group for caregivers of our palliative care program patients
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2018.01.16

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Avow is starting a new support group for caregivers of our palliative care program patients.

    1st and 3rd Tuesday
    of every month
    1:00 p.m.

    Ispiri Community Center
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL

    To register, please contact:
    Raquel Gonzalez at
    rgonzalez@avowcares.org
    or 239-430-3188

  • Naples Support Group
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2018.01.16

    Ispiri community center on the Avow campus, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    This group is open to any 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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  • Marco Island Support Group
    2:30 PM-3:30 PM
    2018.01.19

    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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  • Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2018.01.20

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    January 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Ispiri Remembering Room
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

     

    The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

    Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained bereavement staff reassure participants about what are “normal” reactions to loss and guide those who need them to additional resources in the community.

     

    for more information please contact;
    Deborah Paradise, LCSW
    (239) 261-4404

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  • Teen Bereavement Movie Nights for Ages 11-18
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2018.01.26

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Please join us for teen movie nights

    on the Last Friday of Every Month

    Starting at 6:00 p.m.

    Each movie will include a discussion on how it applies to our own lives. For ages 11-18

    Children’s Bereavement Room
    The Lyon Center at Avow
    1223 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105

    Drinks and popcorn will be provided.
    Space is limited.

    The sessions will be facilitated by:
    Daniel Riggs, LCSW,

    Avow Children’s Bereavement Counselor.
    Call 239-261-4404 to RSVP.

    For upcoming movies, please visit avowcares.org or facebook.com/avowcares.

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  • Avow Children’s Services Children’s Bereavement Art Camp
    8:30 AM-2:30 PM
    2018.01.27

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    Avow Art Therapist, Jenni Ford, and Avow Children’s Services staff are hosting an art camp for children who are processing grief and loss on Saturday, January 27th at the Ispiri Community Center at Avow. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are invited to use art materials to process their grief and learn new coping skills with our team of children’s bereavement experts. There is no cost to attend.

    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Ispiri Community Center

    Please register by calling
    (239) 261-4404
    or by emailing
    alexis.hobson@avowcares.org

  • Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2018.01.27

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    1223 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105, USA

    January 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Ispiri Remembering Room
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

     

    The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past year.

    Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained bereavement staff reassure participants about what are “normal” reactions to loss and guide those who need them to additional resources in the community.

     

    for more information please contact;
    Deborah Paradise, LCSW
    (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.

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