Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) continues to grow and strengthen the services it can provide for the community. HOWA offers comprehensive bereavement counseling and support services, which are provided by a master’s level clinical social worker with additional training and certification in grief counseling. Hospice of West Alabama’s bereavement programs are available to provide grief support to the entire West Alabama community free of charge, regardless of whether or not their loved one was cared for by HOWA.
In August 2015, HOWA welcomed Donna Avant, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, as the new bereavement counselor. One of Mrs. Avant’s roles at HOWA is to provide group counseling in the community after a loss. She works closely with school guidance counselors, teachers, clergy, social workers and other professional caregivers.