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AVOW CARES - CHILD BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS

1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL 34105

(239) 261-4404

www.avowhospice.org

Description:

AVOW Hospice offers grief support designed for children, by providing support and companionship to children who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, friend or relative through illness, accident, suicide or homicide. Trained counselors help bereaved children move through their unique experience of loss in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.


Agency Update due to COVID-19: Bereavement services are done online only.

Grief services provided:

Monthly children’s grief support groups held on the Avow campus.
School assistance during times of crisis.
Defusing sessions with children exposed to a traumatic event.
Consultations with parents to help them support their child in age-appropriate ways.
Individual support for children anticipating a loss through illness and death.
Community education on children’s grief issues.
Children’s grief workshops held in Collier County schools (public and private) during the school day for children of similar ages and similar losses.

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General Information

Hours:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Call to get specific counseling hours provided in schools

Intake Process:

Call to speak with a counselor for more information

Program Fees:

Free

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

Youth 5-18 years old who is grieving the loss of a loved one.
Children who are facing the anticipated loss of a significant person as a result of illness or death.
Children who have been exposed to a traumatic event which resulted in death or severe harm to another.
School personnel who want assistance with crisis intervention when there has been a death of a student or faculty member.
Parents of bereaved children.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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