Widower to Widower
A peer-based support program for widowers
After the life changing loss of a wife or partner men often:
- feel alone and isolated
- feel ashamed of their grief
- are unable to cope
- can't share their sadness
Through the National Widowers' Organization's Widower to Widower peer support program, volunteer widowers are available to:
- contact a widower by telephone
- listen with compassion
- offer reassurance that surviving the death of a wife is possible
- recommend helpful things to do that ease the adjustment to a new life
- provide information about support groups and other resources that might be available.
You are not alone! A sympathetic ear and a helping hand.
Most widowers who have met others who have 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.
How do I request an outreach visit?
Simply contact the National Widowers' Organization by completing the contact request form below.
One of the volunteer widowers on our Widower to Widower team will contact you.
Can I request an outreach call for a family member or friend?
Please feel free to contact us for more information about the program and how to share information with anyone who needs it. However, our volunteers only contact widowers who personally requested contact. You can reach us by email at email@example.com or by calling 800-309-3658 for more information.
Is this a counseling service?
No, this is not a mental health or counseling service. Volunteers may be able to provide information to widowers on how to find a qualified mental health professional or support groups depending on the participant's location.
Request a Call
Complete a contact request so that one of the volunteer widowers on our Widower to Widower team
can contact you.