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.

The Visionary

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Visionary

The Visionary A Monthly Giving Program By participating in Avow Foundation’s monthly giving program, “The Visionary,” you enable us [...]

The Cornerstones

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on The Cornerstones

The Cornerstones One Year. One Goal. To children suffering from the pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness, [...]

Palliative Care Tea at The Ritz

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Palliative Care Tea at The Ritz

YOU ARE INVITED Join the Avow Foundation and Honorary Chair, Adria Starkey, for tea at the Ritz-Carlton Beach [...]

2018 Avow Butterfly Ball

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The 2018 Avow "Butterfly Ball" has a date! Please plan to join us at the Naples Municipal Airport on [...]

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 [...]

2016 Annual Reports

Avow Events Calendar

< 2016 >
February 29 - March 06
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    Empowered Planning For Peace of Mind

    3:00 PM-4:30 PM

    An Advance Directives Workshop

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    3:00 – 4:30 PM

    Ispiri Community Center at Avow

    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    The session will address:

    • Living wills and healthcare surrogates: who needs them, what they protect, and how to get them in place
    • Smart 911 service and personal notification devices
    • Other helpful resources in the community

    Get a free living will kit and a copy of “My Life Dossier” to organize your personal information such as bank account numbers, passwords, physician information, insurance policy numbers and more.

    No fee to attend. RSVP is requested. To reserve your seat call Lillian Cuevas at 239-261-4404, ext. 3706.


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    Healthcare Job Fair

    All day

    Spring into a new career!

    Healthcare Job Fair

    Wednesday, March 2
    9 AM – 2 PM and 5 PM – 8 PM

    Ispiri Community Center at Avow

    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

    Explore RN, LPN, Home Health Aide and other healthcare positions available at:

    • Avow
    • Home Instead Senior Care
    • Audiology & Hearing Care of SWFL
    • Arc of Life Family Spinal Care
    • Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc.
    • Southwest Florida Estate Planning, PLLC
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    Avow children grief support

    Children's Monthly Grief Support Group

    3:30 PM-5:45 PM
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States
    1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL, United States

    Children and teens who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life have the opportunity to participate in a new monthly support group at Avow. The sessions, led by children’s bereavement counselor Raquel Gonzalez, are designed to give children the opportunity to express feelings, build coping skills and reinforce positive memories of their loved ones in a safe and caring atmosphere. Children will join peers who have also experienced loss to engage in age appropriate discussions and activities.

    Sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month.

    Children age 5 to 11 may attend from 3:30 – 4:30 PM
    Adolescents and teens age 12 to 17 may join the 4:45 – 5:45 PM offering.

    Both groups will be held at Ispiri community center on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane in Naples.

    There is no fee to participate; signed parental consent is required and may be completed at the first session. Call Raquel Gonzalez at 239-261-4404 for more information.

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Avow Cares. You Make the Difference.


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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