Mission & Vision

Hope for Widows Foundation is an established 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that was formed as a support system for, and developed by widowed women.  All members of the organization are volunteers and are essential to our mission and are the lifeblood of what we do. Our help is not formally trained, it comes from each of our experiences, the innate understanding of walking through, and sometimes what it seems may even be crawling through this uncharted journey. Each of our encounters and sharing allows us to learn and grow together.

We respect everyone’s beliefs and share no specific religious or philosophical ideology. Each woman is encouraged to be just as they are and share from their hearts. We welcome widows of all ages, races, grieving the death of a loved one and from any cause. We do not take sides on political issues or endorse political candidates. We treat each other with care and respect, showing consideration for those with whom we may disagree.

Our Mission: Easing the burdens of widows and their families

We support widows through the grieving process and beyond by providing life transition resources and immediate connections. We facilitate the healing process which allows for rebuilding to start from our communities embrace by uplifting and encouraging widows to re-engage in life.

Our Vision: Building Community & Encouraging Growth

Our vision is to be a strong network of widows – empowering our members through shared experience. We open the door to a safe haven for widows, ensuring they do not go through their experience alone, but with life-long connections and lasting support.

We relate. We understand. We listen. We care.

Our Core Values

Compassion

Listening, relating, understanding, caring, and supporting our widows without judgment; fostering a culture of hope, strength, and courage.

Quality

Demonstrating excellence in the manner that we execute; commitment to the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and professionalism that includes timely and respectful communication.

Community

Allowing for the creation of a safe space that fosters meaningful connections between widows. By creating these spaces, we encourage a courageous, engaging, safe, and understanding community through the entire grieving process.

Diversity and Inclusion

We value those natural individual differences such as culture, race, religion, personality, and disability that both challenge us and make each of us unique. Our programs focus on bringing out the best in each widow and respecting the unique talents, interests, beliefs, and values of staff, volunteers, partners, and the widows we serve.

Integrity

Serve with the greatest responsibility and accountability. Making a consistent impact, not just by what we say, but what we do, and doing it all even when no one is watching.

Collaboration

Embracing perspectives, partnerships, and participation in all that we do. Listening and evolving together, helping and supporting each other for the sake of a collective goal; helping widows nationwide.  It takes a village!