Louisville 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 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 Advocate
I was 24 years old when I began dating the man of my dreams, Steve, a widowed father of two adorable little girls. I had no idea that I’d one day be on the other side of this story by becoming widowed myself. After 21 years of blissful marriage and with four kids in tow, I lost the love of my life to stage IV pancreatic cancer. As I look back on my first year without my husband, I was not only in a deep state of shock, I was lonely and had so many questions. Is widow fog real? Can someone actually die from grief? It would have been so helpful and cathartic to have a group of widows to lean on, learn from and relate to, like the Modern Widows Club. That’s why I’m thrilled to help launch a community chapter here in Louisville. I hope that each person who joins us will find a place of solace and a space where we can help one another heal and grow. Join us.