Northern California 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
Laurie was widowed in 2019 at age 57 when her husband Larry passed away suddenly from a double aneurysm while they were traveling. Laurie and Larry had a loving, strong 36-year partnership in both marriage and a thriving business. Every aspect of Laurie’s world was turned upside down in a matter of moments when she lost her best friend, soul mate, and business partner. Seeking a local widow’s support group to help her heal and grow, Laurie found Modern Widows Club via a Google search. She has worked hard since Larry’s passing to acknowledge and process her loss and grief while simultaneously striving to live a strong, meaningful, impactful life. She is honored to be able to give back through MWC and support other widows in developing friendships, resilience, and forward momentum.
Janice lost her husband and soulmate, Mark, on January 25, 2021, 18 months after his sudden diagnosis of Stage 4 prostate cancer. Two months later, she found Modern Widows Club. Janice lives in a small foothill town on a road to the Sequoias.
Our sincere thanks to Klosek Law Offices for sponsoring the Northern California Modern Widows Club Community.