Houston/Katy Community and Support Group for Widows

The Houston/Katy Community is currently meeting virtually. Contact the Community Advocate for meeting location and details.

Our Mission for Widows

We serve to empower widows to “lean into life,” build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world.

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 husbands’ 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 husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use 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 Advocates

Nyla B.

Nyla lost her husband to lung cancer in August of 2013.  They were married for 22 years.  Although she was very grateful to have had those years, no amount of time would have been long enough.  She has 4 adult children (2 “bonus” and 2 biological) and 7 grandchildren.  She is a retired registered nurse, an avid dog fancier, and self-proclaimed “foodie”.  Originally from Minnesota, she has been in Texas since the early 80’s and now considers the Houston area “home”.

“When my husband died, I began looking for others who understood the path–women that would “get it”.  Despite a close and loving family and many long time friends that were kind and supportive, I was looking for those that could identify with the journey to finding a new, albeit un-chosen and unwanted, way of life.  I have found that band of women through Modern Widows Club.  Every time I come home from our meetings, I feel so uplifted and understood.  I hope to find ways to connect with and support others going through this challenging time, as we each become a new, different, and hopefully better person.  I am honored now be the leader of the Central Houston Chapter.  My goal is to help other widows find community and a comfortable, safe environment to move into the future while honoring the past.”

Melissa J.

Bio coming soon