Melbourne 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

Ellen C.

Hi I’m Ellen. I became a widow at 51 years of age. I lost my husband on our 15th anniversary which happened to be on black Friday of 2005 after a short but courageous fight with gastro-esophageal cancer. We also had a son who was 14 at the time and distraught over losing his dad. To say times were difficult would be an understatement. In my spare time I enjoy walking, biking, swimming, sinking my toes in the sand and look forward to continuing to travel.

After 45 years in the medical field as a cardiac sonographer I retired 2 years ago and now pursue my new career as a volunteer with a local nonprofit assisting families in need. Then I finally found MWC I knew this was an organization that spoke to me on so many levels and am grateful to have found these amazing women!


Susan G.

My name is Susan and I am 67 and have been retired since the end of 2018. I was in the restaurant business when I met my husband Floyd in 1994. My husband was a consultant for the defense department with the government and although he was much older than me was still actively working traveling all over. I got involved with real estate and we decided to live together for a while, married two years later. I’ve been a widow since June 10 2019. I’ve been a busy person since. I have always loved life and have appreciated being blessed and loved. I am looking forward to launching the Melbourne Modern Widows Club Community.