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: Debby S.
Debby is a former Co-Leader of the Seattle Chapter of Modern Widows Club. She recently moved to Tucson to be near her first grandchild. She came to Tucson dreaming of launching a MWC Chapter to serve, empower and mentor widows. Debby was widowed on the morning of April 4, 2011. Her husband, lover, and best friend, Jay, suffered a heart attack. Shattered and broken, her life as she knew it completely changed in that moment. Later that day she prayed asking God to give her the strength and wisdom to do this journey well, in a way that honored Jay, and would honor God, and bring purpose and meaning to Jay’s death. Cindy, the Seattle Chapter Leader invited Debby to come to a meeting. After attending three meetings, Cindy asked her if she’d consider being her Co-Leader, and “the rest is history!” Leading and launching a chapter is an answer to her prayer!
Chapter Leader: Rebecca P.
Rebecca was vacationing with her family on their annual trip to the Florida Keys. She woke up Thanksgiving morning 2012 to find her husband Matt passed away from a sudden cardio myopathy at the age of 39. She was 41. They were happily married for almost 16 years.
Nearly six years later she has relocated to Tucson with her two sons and new husband who is widowed as well. She is looking forward to getting to know and helping other women who have experienced the struggles and challenges that young widows like her faced.