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Dyan Duncan
Executive Director Marketing & Communication

(LOUISVILLE, KY) — Hosparus Health broke ground on May 10, for The Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive in Louisville. This new, fully equipped, 7,000-square-foot expansion will allow the nonprofit organization to extend its grief programming and services to hundreds more in the community who are coping with grief. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed in late 2023.  

Hosparus Health will move its grief counseling services from its current location into the new, state-of-the-facility, designed to help the organization’s trained grief counselors better serve community members of all ages. The center will feature space designated for children and teenagers, specially designed art and sand therapy rooms, ten counseling offices, and group meeting spaces. The new facility will be surrounded by an outdoor healing garden with walking paths and meditation elements designed to help clients cope and find peace during their grief journey. 

The state-of-the-art facility is named in honor of Paula and Frank Harshaw, whose generous support has helped the organization raise over $4 million for the project. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the Harshaws and other community donors for making this vision a reality,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Development Tawanda Lewis Owsley. “Their support is a huge endorsement of our grief counseling services and has provided us with incredible momentum as we work to raise the remaining $750,000 for the project. It is our vision for the Harshaw Family Grief Counseling Center to serve as a beacon of hope for those navigating life-changing loss in our community.” 

In 2022, the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling team supported over 7,000 counseling clients of all ages. Grief counselors hosted six special remembrance services to help those grieving during the holidays. The team also led 295 group counseling sessions, providing those experiencing grief with connection and a sense of community with others who have experienced a similar loss.  

“Our trained professionals provide in-person and telehealth appointments, offering private individual and family counseling sessions, support groups for trauma and loss, and community education about the grief process,” said Executive Director of Counseling Services Amy Hill. “Our organization has spent the past 45 years committed to inclusion and equity – caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to utilizing this new space to ensure everyone who needs us has access to our crucial grief support services, regardless of their ability to pay.” 

Photos from the event can be downloaded hereFor more information or to request an interview, contact Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Dyan Duncan, at 502.814.5439 or 

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 35 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


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