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Everyone handles the death of their spouse differently.

The death of a spouse or life partner has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

Our purpose is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area grow through the grief process and survive the death of a spouse. We know many widows may not be ready right after losing their partner in life, however, our participants can tell you that help from peers, those who have been where you are now, can help you through this. We help you through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events.  

We understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence the loss of the person you shared your life with can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we talk to every single day.