Hospice Visions provides spiritual care to individuals and their families at a difficult time in their lives.
Grief and bereavement support group in an open format for those who have experienced a loss of any kind
The Hospice Visions Bereavement Program provides families with grief support for 13 months after the death of a loved one. The first year following the death of someone you love can be a difficult time and our Bereavement Team is available to support the survivors. Having a strong support system in place is an important part of the healing process. Our Bereavement Team understands the unique needs that often occur when working through grief.Services may include:
Hospice Visions, LLC maintains a strong commitment to providing bereavement services to members of the community. Individuals who have experienced a loss can also access bereavement services regardless of former affiliation with Hospice Visions, Inc.
Hospice Visions is proud to partner with other community organizations to provide bereavement support for children through "Because Kids Grieve".
For additional information on "Because Kids Grieve", contact Mike Seward at 208-352-2994, e-mail: email@example.com, or visit their website at becausekidsgrieve.org.
Rev. Gary Cowden is a Board Certified Chaplain with a specialty certification in the treatment of Moral Injury. He is ordained and endorsed by Venture Church (formerly Conservative Baptist Assoc.) and has pastored two churches in Washington State. Most recently he was Chief of Chaplain Service for VA Puget Sound in Seattle until his retirement from federal service.
Chaplain Cowden is an Army Veteran and loves ministry to fellow Vets.
Chaplain Cowden is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A.), Multnomah School of the Bible (Th.B.), and Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Currently he is serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains, a national certifying body for Chaplains, and works part time for Hospice Visions in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Chaplain Cowden is married (52 years) to Twila; they have two children and six grandchildren
Alice Long is an ordained, non-denominational minister, having nine years experience as a hospice chaplain.
She holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Franklian Psychology (Logotherapy) from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Logotherapy is a meaning-centered therapeutic form of psychology that works well with the terminally ill and their families. It centers on the personal discovery of meaning, even in the most miserable of circumstances and the unchangeable fate of death.
She is a faculty member of the Victor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, teaching accredited classes for the institute. She has presented papers at the International Logotherapy Congress several times and taught Logotherapy in Israel. She has papers published in the International Logotherapy Forum, the official publication of the Victor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Her emphasis in those presentations/papers were "Finding Meaning" in the dying process for the patient and/or family and "Finding Meaning and Reaching a New Normal" in bereavement.
John is a ten year Navy Veteran. He is an ordained pastor and expositional Bible teacher.
John is a lifelong Magic Valley resident with deep ties to the communities he serves. He is married to Susan with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
John joined the Hospice Visions team in April 2023.
Dick is an Army veteran from the Korean Conflict 1953-55, hospice chaplain since 1985, ordained in 1988, and was an original volunteer chaplain for Hospice Visions at their opening in 1995. Currently, he is active as a hospice chaplain since 2005.
Dick is presently serving the veterans community as a Hospice Visions veteran volunteer.