This site is run by widowed people, for widowed people

Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.

Please don't interpret anything you read here as medical, legal, or otherwise expert advice. Don't disregard any expert's advice or take any action as a result of what you read here.

We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

Make a Difference

How does Soaring Spirits International (SSI) support this community site?

SSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on people like YOU to continue to create innovative programs for widowed people in the U.S. and around the world. There are many ways you can help:

Get Involved!

This site would not exist without EVERY possible form of generosity. Widowed Village is a completely FREE community web site and we do not accept advertising. As a program of SSI, Widowed Village exists thanks to gifts like these:

Become a Member! 

There are a variety of membership levels to choose from.


Want to make a one-time donation?  Donate a Campership so a widowed person can attend one of our Camp Widow weekends? Support our Newly Widowed Packet program?  One-time and recurring donations are available.

SSI is small, efficient, and growing rapidly. We are the only national organization that creates both in-person and online programs to transform the lives of widowed people, men and women of all ages and parenting statuses, from all religious backgrounds, and without regard to sexual preference or identification.

You know the impact our programs have had on you. Imagine the impact your gift could have on what we offer to those who haven't yet lost their partners.


Contact Dianne West, SSI National Volunteer Coordinator, if you'd like to volunteer some of your time to support the Village or if you have any questions. You can send an email to her at [email protected]

Spread the good word.

  • Talk about us. If SSI programs have helped you, tell your friends, family, and community members about them. Your personal testimony is powerful!
  • Pass out our You Are Not Alone outreach cards in your community to show others they are not alone. They're free on our web site!
  • Wear the message. SSI gives you a choice about how you wear your experiences, and you know they will start conversations. We've updated our Soaring Spirits Shop with new items. Check it out!
  • Be social. Most SSI programs include a social media component. We encourage you to share our content, your experiences, and how YOU get involved through Facebook, Twitter, and other forums.

By being here on this site and sharing your experiences, you ARE making a difference. We encourage but do not require any more involvement and we will NEVER require a financial contribution to participate in Widowed Village.

Thanks for your support!

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