Start Your Own Grief Support Group

Widowed Community, LLC has assembled a FREE Starter Kit for anyone wanting to start their own Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group. The Starter Kit includes:

  • Facilitator’s Guide – The Guide provides step by step instructions on how to start a group including where to find meeting space, how to advertise, meeting agenda, ground rules for the group, a list of potential topics for discussion, and much, much more.
  • Sign-in Sheet.
  • Buddy Call List.
  • Flyer example – used to post in public areas or email to anyone.
  • Mission Statement.
  • By-laws – used to establish your nonprofit entity if so desired.
  • Handouts for new members – this section includes a number of articles dealing with grief, assessing grief, secondary losses, and more.
  • Agenda example – an Agenda helps to create a smooth running meeting.

2020 is our 10th year operating Widowed Community, LLC. To celebrate, we are adding a BONUS to the Starter Kit: The New Widow’s Complete Checklist! From Day One through the end of your First Year, we have you covered. The New Widow’s Complete Checklist provides an organized and comprehensive list of tasks to assist you. The New Widow’s Complete Checklist will be valuable to each and every person walking through the door of your grief support group or counseling office. Make sure your members and clients get their own copy of the New Widow’s Complete Checklist.

To obtain your FREE Starter Kit (with BONUS New Widow’s Complete Checklist) please enter your email below so we can provide you with notices of Starter Kit updates and other important news. Once you click Download Now, your Starter Kit will download immediately.



Supporting Documents

After downloading the Starter Kit/Facilitator’s Guide you may want to download the following five documents below that can be customized for your particular group, such as the Buddy Call List or the Flyer. The Full Starter Kit/Facilitator’s Guide contains samples of these same five documents but they cannot be edited; you may want these five documents in Word or PowerPoint formats (see below).

NOTE: Some internet browsers have been known to download these five individual files incorrectly as .ZIP files. If this occurs, we recommend trying the download with other internet browsers such as Firefox, Safari or Chrome.



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