Denver Community and Support Group for Widows
Our Mission for Widows
We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live- to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our partners’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her loved one she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she will benefit from other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet Our Community Advocate
Jean was 49 years old when she suddenly lost her husband Don at 49 years old to a massive heart attack on Valentine’s Day 2020. She has lived in Colorado since 1988, and was introduced to MWC after the local community advocate reached out and provided immediate support only a few months after her loss. It is part of her personal mission and journey to make meaning of her husband’s unexpected loss, and she wants to offer the same authentic and compassionate support that she received early on from MWC.
During a 30 year relationship and 25 year marriage to her best friend and soulmate, they were blessed with two incredibly talented children, Donnie (26), and Morgan (22). The journey and family life they all created continues, with the kids being a lifeline and hope for Jean’s new life and next chapter. Don’s absolute pride and joy was his family, and this gift continues to be a blessing for all of them as they heal from his loss.
Jean is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, a higher education administrator and educator, and a researcher. She is excited to volunteer as the new Community Advocate for the new Denver MWC Community, and a member of the newly formed MWC Research Committee.