Why women only?

Hope for Widows reaches out across society’s barriers to all widowed women. We respect everyone’s beliefs and espouse no specific religious or philosophical ideology. We welcome widows of all ages and sexual orientation, grieving the death of a spouse and from any cause. We do not take sides on political issues or endorse political candidate. We treat each other with care and respect, showing consideration for those with whom we may disagree.

Why specifically widows and not widowers?

It has been our experience that when we bring Women and Men together in a group setting, where individuals are at various stages in their grieving and emotions are high, that often time individuals become romantically involved which hinders the grieving process. We focus on women for three reasons:

  1. The original founder started out as one of six original widows and our experiences and our expertise is working with women.
  2. We have found that women seek help more often than men.
  3. We wanted to create a safe haven for women where they could share their deepest feelings and concerns without worrying about the potential for a future romantic relationship or interest from another in that manner.