Resources for Widows

hopeforwidows-watercolor-05The founders of Hope for Widows know how hard it is to pick up the pieces when a husband, and often father passes. It can be devastating for even the strongest of women.  Immediately the burdens of the spouse’s role are hefted upon the shoulders of the grieving widow who is neither financially, mentally, physically nor emotionally equipped to deal with these new responsibilities.  Our hope is to mitigate this feeling of being totally overwhelmed by providing immediate contact, lasting support and a wealth of resources to widowed women across the country.

Hope for Widows Resources

Forums ›
Requires approval / login. This is a safe space for sharing and discussing with other widows.

Hope for Widows Blog ›
Articles and helpful information written specifically by the Hope for Widows author team.

Request Peer Support ›
To join the mailing list, request support and gain access to the forums please click here.

Monthly Meetings ›  TBD Coming Soon
Monthly chapter meetings in select cities offer peer-to-peer support groups facilitated by interfaith chaplains.

Conferences › TBD- Coming Soon
Our bi-annual, 2-day widow conferences. Each day is carefully constructed to allow for sharing, for networking, and to facilitate learning.

Initiatives ›
Projects and services currently being performed by Hope for Widows.


Situational depression is often a side-effect of losing a spouse. If your grief has escalated to a degree that you’re having suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Hotline listed here. There are people 24/7 who will listen and help you through this trying time. It may feel as if you’re alone, but there is a community reaching out their hand to help you on your journey. You simply have to grab hold of it.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


United States based service, for international suicide prevention services please visit


Hope for Widows Book Store

hfw-booktemplate-3dFollow the journey of three women through one of life’s most difficult challenges: becoming a young widow.

Maureen Bobo, Chasity Williams and Khadija Ali published their first book in August 2016. Learn more ›