National Widowers’ Organization Announces New Program

The National Widowers’ Organization announces “Widower to Widower” a peer-based contact program for widowers.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. - Nov. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- In the United States 415,000 men are widowed annually. They and their families face many challenges arising from the profoundly life changing impact caused by the death of a wife or partner. For widowers seeking help through men’s support groups there are extremely limited options and they are often forced to tough it out on their own.

Most widowers who have met others that also experienced the loss of their wife can attest to the power of this shared connection. It is often another widower who can recommend a book, connect someone to a support group or another resource, or simply provide reassurance.

Recognizing a need to help widowers who cannot find or access a men’s support group the National Widowers’ Organization is launching a peer-to-peer service for sharing experiences.

The Widower to Widower program is not intended to be therapy but relies on volunteer widowers who are interested in contact with another widower. Once connected these widowers can share experiences, listen with compassion, offer reassurance that surviving the death of a wife is possible, and recommend helpful things to do that ease the adjustment to a new life.

Widowers wishing to take advantage of the program simply contact the National Widowers’ Organization through their website and complete a contact request on the “Widower to Widower” webpage. The program is free.

The National Widowers’ Organization is dedicated to understanding and promoting support for widowers and their families through public awareness, education, research, and advocacy. Visit the National Widowers’ Organization, at for more information or contact them by email at

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