Hartford Community and Support Group for Widows

Hartford, Connecticut, USA Skyline on the river at sunset.

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

Mary M.

My husband Tom passed away from complications of esophageal cancer on April 16, 2017, at the age of 59. At the time, our five children were between the ages of 8-16. Their Dad hung the moon and was larger than life. Over the last 4 and 1/2 years, the children and I have moved, built a house, traveled extensively and learned to live with their father in their hearts.

I have restarted my career and now have my own private therapy practice. Three of our five are now in college. What seemed an impossible situation back on Easter Sunday 2017 became possible. This many years out, our grief is gentler yet an integral part of who we are. The loss of Tom, their Dad, has shaped and molded us as a family in so many positive ways. Yet, I have discovered that the secondary losses of spousal loss are profound. I stumbled upon MWC and felt completely connected to its mission. Widowhood can be isolating and alienating, and I craved connection to those that walk my same walk. I am excited to be part of bringing MWC to Connecticut!

I look forward to connecting with you and helping to promote the solidarity of our sisterhood!