~ Who We Are: YWOW is a community of younger widows and widowers that 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 loved ones much too early in life. We offer unique mutual support, bereavement resources and social events in order to help members rebuild their lives, dreams, and identities.
~ Our Vision: YWOW is nationally recognized as a dynamic, responsive organization that provides unique grief services to young, widowed people.
~ Our Values: Based on our personal grief journeys, we look to provide a non-judgmental environment to guide those new to this journey, and seek our assistance. Our values include:
|Integrity - Our focus is on the widows and widowers we serve. We strive for excellence through evaluation and continuous improvement of our programs and services.|
|Caring & Hope - We are committed to serving with empathy and compassion.|
Professional Services Disclaimer: The information provided at YWOW functions are 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.