Cranbury Community and Support Group for Widows

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

Brunetta A.

I have walked in the shoes of a widow twice. The 1st time when I was 30 years old, and once again in 2016. Both times I felt abandoned, alone, and drowned in the “why me” syndrome. Instead of staying in that dark place I began helping others. I became a Reiki practitioner, filled out the paperwork to become a hospice volunteer, and volunteered at my local senior center.

Through my giving to others I have gotten back more than I give. I once again feel needed, cared about, and have a sense of fulfillment. I am now on a journey of reaching out to others to do all I can to help them see that life is still worthwhile. Joining Modern Widows Club paves the way for me to continue my journey. Being a member of a group of wonderful women whose mission is to help widows thrive and survive not only helps me to continue my journey, but these women help me to remember to appreciate the gift of each day.

Deirdre B.

Bio coming soon