Purpose: To meet, share, discuss, and comfort fellow widows and widowers in our community that are facing unfolding world events without their spouse to lean on and talk with during these troubling times as well as the everyday changes that the "grieving/healing process" of widowhood brings.
~ Regional Support Group Gatherings: YWOW hosts a number of Support Group meetings for any/all of our members on the Southside of Hampton Roads as well as on the Peninsula, Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia. Our support groups ease the time that being alone can bring. A time to get out and mingle in fellow members that are walking the same journey as you. Our support group meetings are normally limited to members only in order to provide a "safe" group who understands the grief journey.
~ S3 - Spousal Suicide Survivors: A Support Group specifically developed to address the specific needs of, and offer a place to discuss the ongoing guilt, societal stigma and countless questions unique to spousal suicide survivors.
~ Pot Luck Dinners: We all know that comfort food is a symbol of love and understanding when words are inadequate and the monthly pot lucks are designed for this reason as well as to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our bereaved members at all phases to mingle and connect with a new circle of friends. It's home cooking at it's best so come out and visit with friends.
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.