Our Mission

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Our Mission

To companion the bereaved as they discover new life after loss and to share our common journey

Our Vision

  • We create ongoing links to support for participants
  • We value volunteers as leaders and decision-makers
  • We are organic and flexible – able to change to meet community needs
  • We assist the widowed to develop a personal understanding of bereavement and their own needs
  • We support those who mourn by offering
    – Solace
    – Companionship
    – Hope
    – Safe and trusting environment
    – Mutual support/Reciprocity
    – Connection
  • We are good collaborators and partner well with others in the local/national grief community
  • We use creative, multiple formats to reach the bereaved
  • We develop, share and promote practical tools to support the bereaved
  • We gather and use participant and community feedback to inform future program development
  • We are ultimately sustainable and self-supporting

 Our Values

  • We believe people are intrinsically whole and don’t need to be fixed
  • We companion the bereaved with respect, confidentiality, compassion, and empathy
  • We offer a continuum of healing and involvement for participants
  • We are sensitive and inclusive; welcoming all ages, genders, and ethnicities
  • We recognize and celebrate each individual’s strength and ability to change and grow
  • We practice ethical, participatory leadership
  • We seek and use feedback from stakeholders to inform future program development
  • We operate with the highest integrity and partner well with others

“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope”

— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)