Our mission

Our Mission is to provide desperately needed content and connections to DC, Maryland and Virginia residents facing the loss of a spouse, so they can become empowered to carry on.

Widow Care was founded to provide a hub for recent and long-term widows and widowers. We host monthly social and support events for those who wish to connect with others that truly understand what they’re going through. Widow Care will never collect any fees from constituents, and is free to join— we welcome widows and widowers of all ages to join us!

Our social events encourage constituents to try new and exciting activities with other widowed individuals. Our events include getting brunch/dinner and attending workshops, live theatre, holiday festivals and more. All events and activities are hosted through third party venues and are either free or offered at a reasonable price. Our peer support groups are held to offer widows with a space to talk about their feelings and find support within our loving community.

We also compile resources, like social media support groups, employment services, financial advice and more, all available to assist you and your family in your journey. Links to all resources can be found at widowcare.org under our resource tab. We also encourage constituents to attend external events hosted by other local and national widow(er) groups— these events can be found here. Watch our video below for more information.