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: Jennifer B.
Jennifer is a writer, speaker, teacher, dreamer and dog lover. She lost her husband in 2015 in a tragic fire that took his life and destroyed the historic building, a 130 year old church in rural Wisconsin, that they had renovated and used as an architectural studio and community gathering place.
A random invitation from a stranger led Jennifer to MWC. It was there that she found the loving support that she needed to help her heart heal. She is grateful for the amazing women of MWC and especially Carolyn Moore for her vision, inspiration, and courage to blaze a trail and shine her light.
Chapter Leader: Shelly M.
Shelly’s husband, Supe (Jerry), died unexpectedly 4 days post-surgery less than a year after he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Becoming a Widow at 47 wasn’t something she was prepared for, but finding Modern Widows Club has shown her that you can continue to live and thrive. Being there for new widows, to help them see that as well, has become a passion for her. Shelly and her two teenage daughters live in Cologne, MN – about 30 miles west of Minneapolis. Shelly works in Client Services and spends most of her free time at her daughters sporting activities.