Services Designed for Children
The Avow Kids program, designed for children ages 5-17, provides support and companionship to children who are grieving.
The reason might be the loss of a parent, sibling, friend, or relative through illness, accident, deportation, suicide, or homicide.
Additionally, Avow helps children process and heal from other types of loss, including divorce, the loss of a friend, instability in the foster care system, and deployed parents and family members.
We have supported children since our founding in 1983 and offer a team of professionals experienced in child loss. These programs are open to all children in Collier County and there is never a cost for care.
Designed to be a kid-friendly, comfortable meeting space for children, Aunt Janet’s House on the Avow campus is the home of our Avow Kids program. The residence includes group meeting spaces, a GLOW (Grief and Loss on the Wall) room, places for activities and quiet time, and offices for our children’s bereavement team. Call us to arrange a visit! (239) 261-4404
Camp MendingHeartTM Day and Overnight Camps
Kids can immerse themselves in healing group activities through sessions of Camp MendingHeart, our program of daylong and overnight events that can incorporate art, music, and movement with individual and group discussions. All sessions are led by our professional children’s bereavement team and are offered at no cost.