Widow Survivors of Suicide Virtual Community and Support Group
This is a virtual community. Contact the Community Advocates 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
Stacey has been a member of the widow community since 2009 and is raising her 13 year daughter, Bryn. She has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years and has helped changed many lives through her leadership and commitment. When Stacey’s daughter was born, she was the founding mother of Stroller Strides which helped her manage the transition to motherhood and she could empower other women needing support. She was introduced to MWC through her financial support team. They identified a huge need for a safe and supportive community that can help widows move from grief to growth. She leads the Southern New Hampshire Chapter as well as the new Widow Survivors of Suicide Virtual Chapter.
Mary-Kate has worked in the wellness field and healing arts since 2015; she was transformed by trauma and found her purpose through the pain of her late husband’s suicide in 2020. Her training in meditation, yoga and becoming a grief educator instilled within her the tools and insight on how to manage PTS(D) and shift into post-traumatic growth. She established Beacon Ranch on a couple of acres in East Tennessee; it is her lighthouse of hope and is called to share it with others in need of a retreat into nature and to connect with their own inner light. As the surviving spouse of a military veteran, she has trained in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery with Veteran’s Yoga Project and volunteers as the Tennessee Development Coordinator.