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.

2018 Avow Butterfly Ball

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The Visionary

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

The Cornerstones

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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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2016 Annual Reports

Avow Events Calendar

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    Camp MendingHeart-Immokalee, FL

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    Children’s Bereavement Day Camp
    For children ages 5 to 10 who have experienced the loss of someone they love.

    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.
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Florida State University Health Education Site, Immokalee, FL
    239.261.4404 |

    To register or for more information, contact Daniel Riggs,
    Children’s Bereavement Counselor, at 239-261-4404, ext. 3724
    or by email at Space is limited.


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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.

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