Global Virtual Community and Support Group for Widows
This is a virtual community for those who do not have a nearby regional community, or anyone looking to create friendships outside of their regional group. Contact the Community Advocate for meeting details.
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
Cindy married her first love before her senior year in college and raised two daughters in her husband’s hometown in New Hampshire. Her husband Benny, who was beloved by so many of the students he mentored and coached through the years, died of kidney cancer at age 58 in 2013. Cindy was 56 and heard about MWC from a stranger. She began following it on Facebook and loved the positive outlook and emphasis on growth and resilience. COVID gave her the opportunity to attend the annual conference on Zoom and begin attending the monthly virtual meeting. She is excited to get more involved as a co-advocate and hopes to start a local MWC Community someday.
After many years working with college students, Cindy has shifted to a community ministry with The Navigators. She works primarily with a new non-profit called Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners, which matches local volunteers with families in crisis until they reach a place of more stability and connection. Cindy enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren in NH and PA and her mom in Cape Cod, MA. She loves to be active outdoors and is developing her skills in photography.
Angel met Robert in 1987. They met in church and got married there in 1989. During their 31 years of marriage, they had four children.
Together, they were consistently active in their church, at times facilitating marriage groups. In May 2020, Robert was diagnosed with oral cancer and passed away 10 months later at the age of 68. Angel was 56. Within a few months, Angel discovered Modern Widows Club as she started seeking support and joined the virtual community. She is grateful to be a co-advocate now and would love to see a local community started on Long Island, NY.
Angel works full-time at her local public library. She has always been an avid reader and enjoys participating in MWC’s book club each month. She is still active in volunteering at her church. Angel enjoys being with her four children, two dogs and one cat. Time with friends is also something that brings her joy.