Online Resources For Widows

image254

Alliance of Hope

www.allianceofhope.org

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.


American Widow Project

americanwidowproject.org

The mission of the American Widow Project is to provide military widows with vital support through peer-based support programs designed to educate, empower, inspire and assist in rebuilding their lives in the face of tragedy.


Camp Widow

www.campwidow.org

Camp Widow® is a weekend long gathering of widowed people from across the country and around the world. We come together to create a community that understands the life-altering experience of widowhood. Camp Widow® provides practical tools, valuable resources, and peer-based encouragement for rebuilding your life in the aftermath of the death of a spouse… all in a fun, uplifting, laughter-filled atmosphere.


Gary Roe – Healing Is Possible

www.garyroe.com

Gary’s website provides a range of resources on grief and healing, including the Good Grief mini-course that some of our members have drawn benefit from.


Grief Anonymous

https://griefanonymous.com  Grief Anonymous is a grief support organization dedicated to assisting those grieving the loss of a loved one.  We are an established, USA-based, global grief support online organization. Grief Anonymous supports local community-based support group meetings that are designed to help our members.  


Grief Share

www.griefshare.org

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.


Get Your Shit Together is now JoinCake

https://getyourshittogether.org/ 

Formally GYST.COM - Get Your Shit Together in 2013 to help people complete end-of-life planning like wills, living wills and advance care directives, wrangling your money and getting the right insurance to be less vulnerable and more prepared. I sure wasn’t when my husband was killed in an accident and it made an impossible time even harder. What can help before and after the ‘shit hits the fan’ is in my new book, What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life’s “What-Ifs”.  A Resource to Explore, document and share all your health, legal, funeral and legacy decisions in an end-of-life plan.  Make it easier for a family in the future.  


Grief ToolBox 

https://thegrieftoolbox.com/

 When it comes to dealing with grief, it can be a challenge to find the resources we need to educate ourselves and our loved ones on what is happening and how to best keep going forward. 


Grief Diaries 

https://griefdiaries.com  Real people. Real stories. Real hope.

Dedicated to bringing you comfort, understanding, and hope through books, videos, podcasts, resources, events, social media & so much more!


Grief Institute

 https://griefresourcenetwork.com    You’re Not Alone – We’re Here to Help

We are a resource and a network for those grieving the loss of a loved one serving the bereaved.

 The Grief Resource Network features the entire spectrum of services, assistance, comfort, and guidance for those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. Some specific areas include government resources, crisis relief assistance, meetings/events, regional service providers, grief-related research studies/data as well as book and movie recommendations. We are a network created by grieving people, for grieving people. 


International Grief Institute 

 https://internationalgriefinstitute.com/  Investing in community resilience.

Setting the gold standard for quality & ethical practices in aftercare through educational
consulting & professional training for funeral and bereavement professionals.


HolyShift Masterclass

 https://holyshiftmasterclass.com 

Awaken Your Inner Warrior and Reshape Your Life. Awaken to your full potential with transformation training A widow mentoring organization. We inspire widows, widowers, single moms and others looking to find clarity, direction and a deeper understanding in your paradigm quantum shifts. It's a safe space where people could come heal, learn, grow, find direction, and educate themselves, during the Holy Shifts" of life. 


HolyShift Blog 

https://tracypeart.com/my-blog 

A glimpse into heartbreak. Talking honestly about our pain, fear, weakness, awkwardness, and the strange and beautiful transition between this world and whatever comes next.  Life, death and everything in between. Navigating through grief, sadness, fog, numbness, self-doubt, anxiety, loneliness, and feeling inadequate. Letting go of anger, depression. Finding forgiveness, hope, and peace. Shifts Happen! Finding humor I learned that it is possible to find joy in an unexpected life, calling the shots. Finding out life does go on sometimes whether we want it to or not. Speaking frankly like a best friend would, tongue in cheek. - Mrs HolyShift/ Tracy Peart 


One Fit Widow 

https://www.onefitwidow.com

Shortly after Michelle’s life-changing wake-up call, her husband of nine years was killed in a small plane crash. Despite the tragedy that was unfolding in my personal life, I dug deep and realized that at this moment in time, I needed fitness more than ever. With each new workout, I found resolve, strength, inner peace, and even normality at a time I so desperately needed all of those things. As the months and years wore on, I realized that this gift I had been given needed to be shared


Modern Widows Club

http://modernwidowsclub.com

A widow mentoring organization. We inspire widows to live a life where anything is possible by being a friend, mentor & advocating in their favor. We hold kindness, compassion & James 1:27 to heart. Moving forward while reaching back.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

www.nhpco.org

If your spouse or partner is/was involved in hospice, this organization offers up to one year of free grief counseling. They also offer community outreach counseling for people whose spouse or partner was not in Hospice but still need grief counseling. Finally, if the counseling offered does not meet your needs, contact the bereavement department of your local Hospice as they are usually happy to help you locate grief services and support in your area that is more appropriate for you.


National Widowers Organization

www.nationalwidowers.org

 The National Widowers’ Organization is a virtual toolkit for men coping with the loss of a loved one, a place where men can meet others going through the same transition.

There are a lot of things men suffer alone. That’s part of our DNA. We find great personal satisfaction in accomplishing on our own, independently. We famously won’t ask for directions, won’t admit when we are lost – we prefer to find our own way home. And eventually, we do. Most of the time. And that’s fine; that’s our way. But, as new and continuing research shows, there’s one loss that men could use a little help from their friends to cope with. That’s the loss of a spouse or a lover or a parent or a child or a lifelong friend. And it often helps those only other men can provide. Because we understand, many times without saying the words, where you’re at, how you got there and even why.


Soaring Spirits International

www.soaringspirits.org

SSLF is an inclusive, non-denominational organization focused on hope and healing through the grieving process. We are positive and forward-thinking while focusing on offering our members the tools and resources they need to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the death of a loved one.


Second Firsts

www.secondfirsts.com

Second Firsts was founded in 2010. We provide a scientific and process-oriented approach to releasing pain consciously and methodically by relying on our brain’s ability to give birth to new pathways, new habits, and new brain connections. 

 

Widow Care

widowcare.org

 Our Mission is to provide accessible content, connections, and programs to the 680,204 DC metropolitan residents facing the loss of a spouse, so they can become empowered in their walks through grief & new challenges.  


Widowed Village

widowedvillage.org

Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are widowed people like you. Peer support is an excellent, social way to learn more about living with loss while gaining the energy and ideas for your path to a new life.


Widows Wear Stilettos

 www.widowswearstilettos.com/ 

 We are proud to serve anyone who has suffered or may be facing the loss of a spouse/partner; regardless of age, gender, technical marital status, sexual orientation, length of time married, length of time widowed or circumstances surrounding spousal death.  If you are visiting on behalf of a loved one or friend who is widowed or who may be facing widowhood, thank you for taking the time to visit and more importantly, for taking the time to locate assistance and support for your loved one.  Please be sure to visit the "Fleet Speak" page to locate additional helpful recommendations and resources. 


Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

www.taps.org

TAPS offers grief resources and bereavement counseling to those grieving the loss of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. There are transition services, counseling, and outreach provided through a national peer support network at no cost to those surviving families and loved ones. They also partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs.


These resources, charity, and SP Foundation are great tools and resources to find what you need all in one place. 

Additional Resources


          Books - By Nora Mclnery Purmort - Author 


Mrs. Holy Shift

image255

Tracy Peart - Mrs. Holy Shift

No one ever gets married to be single. No one said being a mom is easy, especially a solo parent. Parenting has its’ challenges, even with two parents, a mom, and a dad. Life is frequently messy, and we don’t have all the answers. I got married with the intention of my happy ever after with my sweetheart, Sean by my side. Sadly I never got that. My world tilted on its axis in 2011 when he was killed in an auto accident. 


I’ve had to learn to live with a gaping hole in my heart and bravely go on. I wasn’t given a choice. After the funeral, and people went home, and the flowers died. I was left standing there, tucking my four children into their bed night after night by myself asking questions I didn’t have the answers too. How can I go on? How am I going to survive to raise the kids by myself? Life felt so unfair! I was full of self-doubt and heartbroken. I felt so empty and sad inside. I had a lot of sleepless night and tears shed. I lied down in bed at night, exhausted for the demands of the day. 


Fear crept in my mind, and the future scared me. When I had to give up our dream home, I felt like a failure. I couldn’t hold it all together. Many times I wanted so badly just to lay down and die. But, I could not I had four little people depending on me, looking up at me for guidance and direction. All four of my kids grew up very fast. Their childhood and innocence were in pieces. I didn’t know how to put the pieces of our broken lives back together. The months that followed were a blur. Then months turned into years.  I was living life on autopilot. Going through the motion but not really living fully. Find our more about how I got through it. 

Our Partners

image256
image257
image258
image259
image260