Did you know about....The W Connection?
Established in 2009, the W Connection is a nonprofit organization with the goal of making life easier for women who have lost a spouse. The organization was created by widows to equip other widows with the knowledge and skills they will need to rebuild their lives, no matter the stage of life they are in when they experience the death of their spouse. Based on four components, Connection, Encouragement, Education and Empowerment, newsletters, chapter meetings, social activities and other programs and services help guide women through their grief and establishment of a new way of life.
Currently five physical chapters, mostly on the East Coast, work to connect with members and a virtual chapter is on the way which will encourage dialogue and support via online connections.
According to their website, the W Connection "supports women of all ages and at all stages of loss... and works because all members are widows who can bring their own unique experience in support of other widows."
The W Connection's website is www.widowsconnection.org. It may be a place where you, a friend or family member can find the support to help get through such a difficult time.