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We have many resources we want to share with you either from our personal journeys or suggested by our Hope Sister’s in our Community. We imagine after the loss of your loved one you not only feel shocked and lost, you also have scoured the internet trying to find resources and people like you, who can relate. This page serves as a place that provides some of the books and sites we endorse and if you know of more please share with us, some of our favorite bloggers who share their journeys and unique stories in various walks and ways, and then our very own book which brought the three of us founders even closer together to serve here.


The Unwelcome Committee

The Hope for Widows Board of Directors Maureen Bobo, Chasity Williams and Khadija Ali published a book in August 2016 that shares three different perspectives of how becoming a widow and dealing with the process of grief changed their lives forever.

The ladies cover various topics such as what happened, solo parenting, finances, balance, coping mechanisms, digression, resentment, complicated grief, gaining to be understood and so much more. This book is raw, uncut and has many personal reflections that may be surprising to read.

Grief Diaries: Poetry & Prose and More

The Hope for Widows Foundation, Maureen Bobo, Secretary contributed to Part of the award-winning Grief Diaries book series, “Poetry & Prose and More” offers a heartfelt collection of expressive writing by 18 women as they journey through different struggles including loss, mental illness, and more.

Grief Diaries: Through the Eyes of a Widow

The Hope for Widows Foundation, Chasity Williams, President was a contributing author Through the Eyes of a Widow collection of stories by widows across the globe. Each shares her own personal insight into the hidden and often unspoken challenges of losing a husband, including the emotional, mental and social shifts she’s forced to reckon with in the aftermath.
With poignant narration, each shares the truths of her loss, and the hope she finds along the way.

Widows in today’s world find little support to recover and adapt to a life they didn’t plan. Friends, family, and others have little idea about how to help, leaving them in a vulnerable spot when they need support most.
What can widows do? Where do they turn for help? How do they face the future and rebuild their lives?

Articles and Books by Community Members

These resources are provided by members of our community and other collaborative scenarios within the grieving community.  If you would like to feature your products and/or services or want to add a suggestion to the list please email us at hopeforwidows@gmail.com.

  • Financial Guide for Widows: Building Credit featured article in April 2018 with Hope for Widows Board Directors, Chasity Williams and Maureen Bobo (includes a downloadable widow’s financial checklist and Financial resources for military, elderly, and widows with young children)

  • Interview with Grief Expert, David Kessler Maureen Bobo, Board Secretary and Co-Director of Hope for Widows Foundation was interviewed on July 6, 2020 by David Kessler, an author, public speaker, and death and grieving expert. In this video, Maureen was honored to discuss the loss of her spouse, her widowhood journey, solo parenting, Hope For Widows Foundation, healing and her overall life then and now.

  • Faith and Grief Podcast: Ajai Blue-Saunders, Community Blogger guest on Faith and Grief Podcast where she talks about her grief journey

Other Helpful Books

Resources for Children

Resources for Mental Health