~ Who We Are: YWOW is a community of widows and widowers that have lost their spouse or life partner too early in life. Membership is free and open to all ages. We originally started in the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia.
~ Our Mission: YWOW strives to provide a safe environment to men and women who have lost their spouse or life partner. We offer mutual support, bereavement resources and social events to help members rebuild their lives, dreams, and identities.
~ Our Vision: YWOW is nationally recognized as a dynamic, responsive organization that provides unique grief support and social activites.
~ Our Values: Based on our personal grief journey, we provide a non-judgmental environment to guide those new to the journey. Our values include:
|Integrity - Our focus is on the members we serve. We strive for excellence through continuous improvement of our programs and services.|
|Friendly and Caring - We are committed to serving with empathy and compassion in a safe environment.|
Professional Services Disclaimer: The information provided at YWOW functions is not to be construed as professional advice. YWOW provides support and camaraderie to its membership by fellow members who are also widowed and walking the walk. None of the YWOW support group facilitators, Officers or Board of Directors are professional therapists or counselors. All seminars, workshops and meetings are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Any professionals that may attend and/or speak at our functions do so only to share their experiences. YWOW is not liable for the misrepresentation of any material provided or discussed at any of our functions.