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September 11, 2023 

Dyan Duncan
Executive Director Marketing & Communication

(LOUISVILLE, KY) — Hosparus Health, a leading provider of compassionate hospice and palliative care, is thrilled to announce a transformative step forward in its commitment to supporting individuals and families coping with grief. The James Graham Brown Foundation has generously awarded a substantial grant of $500,000 towards the construction of the new Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center on the Louisville-based nonprofit’s campus at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive.

The grant will facilitate the construction of the 7,000-square-foot state-of-the-art grief sanctuary and wellness center featuring art therapy rooms, counseling offices, group meeting spaces, and an outdoor healing garden. The Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center will provide a place of support, connection, and mental healing for anyone in the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

“The generous grant provided by the James Graham Brown Foundation has contributed significantly to the Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center,” said Tawanda Owsley, Senior VP/Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Hosparus Health. “This center, at a total cost of $4 million, is now fully funded, ensuring that much-needed support services will be available to those in your community who are facing grief.”

The visionary support of the James Graham Foundation will allow Hosparus Health to bring forth this vital community resource and serve those of all ages in need of grief support, regardless of their ability to pay.

“We are committed to bringing a new culture of grief support to this community, one that is fully inclusive and accessible to all,” said David W. Cook, CEO of Hosparus Health. “We have always been committed to health inclusion and equity, caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We will continue to advocate to make support available for all during their grief journey.”

Hosparus Health is taking steps to address the unmet needs of our community by adapting nationally recognized grief programs to serve a broader audience; developing innovative partnerships to extend the nonprofit’s reach; and embarking on a fundraising campaign to ensure everyone who seeks grief support has access, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center will offer a comprehensive array of services, including individual counseling, group therapy, educational workshops, and specialized programs tailored to the diverse needs of community members of all ages.

“We are pleased to support this much-needed Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center,” said Mason Rummel, President & CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation. “This investment today will yield meaningful and enduring results in quality of life for generations to come.”

Hosparus Health and the James Graham Foundation share a mutual commitment to fostering compassionate care, community engagement, and emotional well-being for all in need. This shared vision underscores the potential of the Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center to provide a safe haven for individuals to share, heal, and grow throughout their grief journey.

The impact of this grant extends beyond the immediate beneficiaries of the Grief Counseling Center, resonating throughout the community and fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and support.


About Hosparus Health

Established in 1978, Hosparus Health is one of the nation’s largest and most respected community-based, nonprofit care providers for those facing serious illnesses. For 45 years, the mission-driven organization has championed equitable healthcare access by delivering specialized programs and holistic services across 41 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Through the support of more than 600 employees and over 500 volunteers, Hosparus Health’s person-centered approach is focused on improving the quality of life for over 10,000 patients and families annually. Its interdisciplinary teams provide support for serious illnesses across the continuum, including medical care, symptom and medication management, grief counseling, hospice care, and palliative medicine. For more information about Hosparus Health, please call 800-264-0521 or visit

About James Graham Foundation
James Graham Brown Foundation is the largest private foundation in the commonwealth that works to improve the image of Louisville and Kentucky through philanthropic investments.




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