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Serving Widows in the greater DFW Community

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Our Story

Welcome to “The Widow’s Journey: from Grief to Growth,” a non-profit organization serving the DFW area, designed to provide education, peer support, and professional resources as you journey to your new normal. Regardless of how you came to be here, your life has now changed dramatically. Our hope is that The Widow’s Journey will provide you with tools and support to successfully transition to your new equilibrium.

We are an uplifting, heart-centered and positive group of wisters (widowed sisters) who “Love it Forward” by mentoring and encouraging each other. We may have lost the love of our lives, but we haven’t lost our love for life.

 

Our Mission

Encouraging widows to move forward with confidence and a sense of purpose by providing education, resources, and peer support.

 
 
 
 
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Our meetings cover topics to help you recognize some of the manifestations of your grief so that you can address those in your healing process

Our meetings cover topics to help you recognize some of the manifestations of your grief so that you can address those in your healing process

Our meetings and social events build community with other widows so that you can share ideas and stories and provide support to each other.

Our meetings and social events build community with other widows so that you can share ideas and stories and provide support to each other.

Our speakers are locally based professionals chosen to help you understand, organize, and prioritize the legal, financial and administrative tasks that need your attention.

Our speakers are locally based professionals chosen to help you understand, organize, and prioritize the legal, financial and administrative tasks that need your attention.


Facts

“There are 20 million widows & widowers in the U.S. with 1.4 million added annually. Almost 80% of them are women.” (“Few are Financially Prepared for Widowhood: Study.” ThinkAdvisor.com, September 2018)

“There are 20 million widows & widowers in the U.S. with 1.4 million added annually. Almost 80% of them are women.” (“Few are Financially Prepared for Widowhood: Study.” ThinkAdvisor.com, September 2018)

“The median age of widowhood is 59” (U.S. Census, 2011)

“The median age of widowhood is 59” (U.S. Census, 2011)

“Seventy-eight percent of widows say that becoming a widow is the single hardest thing they’ve been through. (Feb 2018 Survey of widows sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave)

“Seventy-eight percent of widows say that becoming a widow is the single hardest thing they’ve been through. (Feb 2018 Survey of widows sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave)

 
 
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Our Board

Joy Kirsch

Widowed in 1993

Nanci Masso

Widowed in 2006

Gerry Hairgrove

Widowed in 2014

Kay Murcer

Widowed in 2008

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