Tucson 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
Debby is a former Co-Advocate of the Seattle Community of Modern Widows Club. She recently moved to Tucson to be near her first grandchild. She came to Tucson dreaming of launching a MWC Community to serve, empower and mentor widows. Debby was widowed on the morning of April 4, 2011. Her husband, lover, and best friend, Jay, suffered a heart attack. Shattered and broken, her life as she knew it completely changed in that moment. Later that day she prayed asking God to give her the strength and wisdom to do this journey well, in a way that honored Jay, and would honor God, and bring purpose and meaning to Jay’s death. Cindy, the Seattle Community Advocate invited Debby to come to a meeting. After attending three meetings, Cindy asked her if she’d consider being her Co-Advocate, and “the rest is history!” Leading and launching a community is an answer to her prayer!