Wings for Widows is a Minnesota 501(3)(c) public charity that provides financial and educational services to widows and widowers nationwide. We do not charge for our services.
We recognize the impact financial stress can have on the administrative side of loss. WE understand no one is prepared for the “chaos of loss.” We provide financial coaching by pro bono Certified Financial Planner™ professionals to help new widows manage through the financial confusion and, in many cases, financial hardship of early widowhood. Financial wellness is priority one, even before grieving and beginning the healing process.
Once financial clarity has been obtained, widows must deal with the pain and grief that does not go away. That’s why we offer Grief Explorations, a six-week course with others who’ve experienced the same sort of loss.
Our focus has always been on helping our clients build new confidence, so we also offer Enrichment Classes that focus on personal growth, improving life, and thriving in a new-normal with renewed hope.
Twice a month, we invite widows of all ages and backgrounds, in a virtual community, to discuss timely topics presented by national experts and leaders serving the greater widow community. “Arise: A Widows’ Forum” is an hour-long mini seminar where we dive into a specific issue that particularly affects the health and wellbeing of grieving people.
Finally, we understand the widowhood experience firsthand. Many of our volunteers are widows who are walking that same path. No one “gets it” like someone who has experienced it, so we make those connections. Our story is their story, and we want them to know they don’t have to live it alone.