Grief and Loss Support

Adults struggling to cope with loss have found understanding, acceptance, and gentle guidance from Avow’s professional bereavement staff members since our founding in 1983.

The Center for Grief Support on our Whippoorwill Lane campus provides comfortable meeting spaces for adults for private sessions and group meetings. It is located on the first floor of the Lyon Center and is easily accessible for daytime and evening sessions.

You are welcome at the Center for Grief Support, even if your loved one was not an Avow patient. There is never a cost for care.

To talk to a bereavement counselor, call 239-261-4404 or 888-484-AVOW (2869). During business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) you will be connected to a member of our bereavement support team. After hours, and on holidays and weekends, a member of our staff will arrange for a bereavement counselor to follow up with you as soon as possible.

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Pet Loss

Avow’s bereavement team is available to support those who have suffered the loss of a pet. Staff are available during regular office hours to talk in person or over the phone. Depending on community need, we may also schedule a public support group meeting.

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Community Memorial Programs

Avow holds RememberingSM memorial services in several locations in Collier County each year for patient family members and the community at large. These services incorporate music and inspirational readings to honor those who have passed. All are welcome. Check the Calendar for details.

Annual Butterfly Release

Our annual Butterfly Release each spring offers families the opportunity to remember or honor a loved one. Specifically, this beautiful public ceremony features a walk-through display of butterflies and a release of the butterflies at the event’s conclusion.