Helpful Organisations

 

Below is a list of helpful orgainisations for those bereaved and seeking support for themselves, their family or friends.

If you would like your organisation added to this section, please contact resources@widowsorwidowers.com

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Soaring Spirits International

Soaring Spirits 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 spouse or life partner.

http://www.sslf.org


UK


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The Jolly Dollies

The Jolly Dollies is an organisation started by widows for widows whose main objective is to help widows regain a social life through friendship and organised social events. Their aim is to connect widows locally and nationally, so that The Jolly Dollies network can reach all those widows who want and deserve to have a full, happy and supportive social life.

http://thejollydollies.com


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WAY Foundation

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

http://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk


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Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.Cruse provides training for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.

http://www.cruse.org.uk


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Gingerbread

Gingerbread provide advice and practical support for single parents. With over 95 years experience of working with single parent families, Gingerbread’s vision is “a society in which single parent families are valued and where they (and their children) are treated equally and fairly”.

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk


US


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One Fit Widow

Helping widows, widowers and their children live well after loss, One Fit Widow was launched in 2012 by Michelle Steinke after she spent the previous several years utilising exercise as a grief coping mechanism. One Fit Widow is now a nonprofit seeking 501c3 status in order to help work with other widows to obtain good health & fitness. One Fit Widow Training is a virtual training company open to both widows and non widows alike.

http://onefitwidow.com


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The Grief Project

The Grief Project (TGP) is a peer support organization that provides companionship and supportive services for the bereaved. Suzann Eisenberg Murray began this project in 2005 as a means to realize her vision to companion and care for widowed spouses, significant others and life partners throughout their grief journey.

http://www.griefproject.org


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National Widowers.org

The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner. They do this by promoting the development of support groups for men to manage their grief and adjust to a new life and by advocating for research into mens unique needs to deal with grief and spousal loss.

http://www.nationalwidowers.org


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Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the Country. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.

http://www.comfortzonecamp.org


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The W Connection

The W Connection was created to meet the extensive unmet need for widows. We provide emotional, social and daily living support needed for widows to rebuild their lives after the devastating loss of a spouse. Our organization’s goal is to help take woman beyond the initial stages of bereavement with a goal of once again leading a productive, fulfilled and happy life. The W Connection helps women rebuild their lives after the devastating loss of a spouse.

http://www.wconnection.org


Australia


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Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Good Grief is committed to education to build resilience and foster wellbeing. Good Grief provides programs for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change. Offering support to those feeling alone or helpless in the face of significant loss or change, their programs seek to support all members of the community to develop the knowledge and skills to adjust to significant life events, and to grow from the experience.

http://www.grief.org.au


NALAG

National Association for Loss and Grief

NALAG stands for the National Association for Loss and Grief (NSW) Inc. NALAG is a non for profit organisation formed after the Granville Train Disaster in 1977. Since its formation NALAG’s primary objective has been to encourage and promote professional and community education in loss, grief, bereavement and trauma throughout Australia.

http://www.nalag.org.au


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Good Grief Limited

Good Grief is committed to education to build resilience and foster wellbeing. Good Grief provides programs for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change. Offering support to those feeling alone or helpless in the face of significant loss or change, their programs seek to support all members of the community to develop the knowledge and skills to adjust to significant life events, and to grow from the experience.

http://www.goodgrief.org.au


Ireland


NAWI

National Association Of Widows In Ireland

National Association Of Widows in Ireland. Comprehensive support for widows living in Ireland, they have 30 branches throughout the country providing activities ranging from outings, social gatherings, holiday seminars, educational talks an demonstrations.

http://www.nawi.ie


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Widow.ie

Web-based, self-help service for the widowed. The philosophy behind Widow.ie is simple; “give the bereaved a space to speak“. This is where the forum on Widow.ie comes into its own, after joining people soon discover they are not alone. They learn of the many out there who are going through a similar loss and can share experiences and offer or, receive mutual support.

http://widow.ie

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