Indianapolis 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

Carol E.

I was 47 years old in the fall of 2014 when my life changed forever. My husband of 18 years was in a tragic motorcycle accident. I existed in shock for quite some time. I was so lost without my best friend. I felt alone even though I was surrounded by supportive friends and family.

I did my best to seek out resources, read books, saw a grief counselor and attended grief groups. I was trying to find a way to help me move forward in my new life.

I found Modern Widows Club and attended Widow Empowerment weekend in the summer of 2017. Connecting with other widows has been key to my emotional healing.

I’m looking forward to leading a community in Indianapolis as a way to help inspire, encourage and empower other widows on their grief journey.