Our Mission Statement: We serve to empower widows to “lean into life,” build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live– to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our husbands’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet our Leaders
Chapter Leader – Tonya S.
Tonya’s husband, David, was diagnosed with intestinal cancer when he was 42. Two years later, in May 2014 and 2 weeks before their 22nd wedding anniversary, David lost his battle. Tonya was a stay-at-home wife and mom to their 4 kids who were 15, 14, 12 and 11 when they lost their amazing dad. Tonya’s first years of grief were a fog and spent mostly crying, walking her kids through their grief while still supporting their full teen-age lives, and figuring out how to do all of it on her own. Tonya longed for community and friends who could really understand the loss of a widow. Unfortunately there wasn’t a Modern Widows Club chapter in Denver so she didn’t discover MWC until 5 years later. Tonya wants widows in the Denver area to have the encouragement, support and friendship of other widows and for them have someone to walk the journey with, so she is starting the Littleton Chapter.