THE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF
WIDOWS
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The National Association of Widows
 

offers
a
friendly
helping
hand
to
all widows and
their
families

 


Widowhood has been described as the single most common personal catastrophe. This catastrophe is a bereavement which affects women physically and socially as well as emotionally.

The National Association of Widows was founded in 1971 by June Hermer, who was herself a widow, in order to give ALL WIDOWS the specialist information, advice and support they needed.

If you are a widow you may find that you need:

  • the chance to contact other widows
  • someone to listen to without being judgmental
  • company and the chance for a better social life
  • help with practical matters
  • unconditional support

We are the only national self help organisation that offers comfort, friendship, and a listening ear as long as is needed.

Our local branches provide

  • regular meetings
  • the companionship of other widows
  • support to all members especially in times of difficulty or distress.

We also offer the hand of friendship through our national membership plus free pen club.

If you are a younger widow you can benefit from our "Younger Widows Contact List" which puts widows up to the age of 50 in contact with one another nationally.

Free confidential advice and information is given from our local Advisory Service (in conjunction with our sister charity The Widows Advisory Trust)

We know that becoming a widow is a devastating experience. We understand how adjusting to life without a partner is a slow and painful process; because we understand we are able to foster strength and a sense of purpose in women who feel that they have lost their future after the death of their partner.

And because the National Association is a self-help organisation we encourage widows to learn to grow in self confidence, to develop new skills as well as new friendships; to help in running local branches and in the policy making of the Association.

If you would like to know more
please contact us at:
The National Association of Widows
National Office
48 Queens Road
Coventry.
CV1 3EH
or on
024 7663 4848 (answerphone at times)

"WIDOWS HELPING WIDOWS"

 

Patron:
His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury

Founder
:
June Hemer

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