Kansas City 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 Advocates
Nicole became a widow when her 36 year old husband died of an undiagnosed cardiac condition. She had 2 young sons at the time that are now teenagers in high school.
Recently, Nicole became certified as a life coach with a focus on working with widows. Finding the women in Modern Widows Club and attending meetings in Kansas City has been a wonderful way of both receiving and providing support with other widows. It’s been an important way of sharing this experience with other women who understand the grief of losing a spouse and the emotions associated with moving forward through life after loss. Nicole is excited to continue facilitating this empowering and supportive group.
Sarah became a widow suddenly in May of 2014. Throughout her journey she discovered that she had a passion to help other women in her situation. She joined MWC as a member and eventually felt called to a more leadership role. She has held leadership positions in the Kansas City area as she is in the events industry. This carried over to her passion to assist other women transitioning to widowhood.
Sarah has one child, a son, who is now in high school. Her interests are running and she is a long time member of the Kansas City Irish Fest. She looks forward to meeting and helping women in need.
Megan became a Widow in November 2020 right after Thanksgiving and a few weeks before turning 40 years old. Megan is a Social Worker who has a strong background in working with grieving families, but it hits different when you are actually experiencing the grief. Megan found MWC about 7 months after her husband died and immediately felt comfort from being around other women who are experiencing the same thing.
Megan has worked in leadership roles both in her career and in volunteer experience in the Kansas City area. She is looking forward to continuing to be a part of the MWC and also helping lead and support our Wisters in Kansas City. Megan’s interests are yoga and cooking. She lives with her dog Leroy Brown.