Our Story


The Widowed Parent project is committed to supporting widowed mothers and fathers with children in the home.

Our work began in 2010 when we started a support group for fathers who had lost their spouses to cancer. The men in the group taught us firsthand the unique challenges facing widowed parents. Soon after, we launched a website and conducted a research study that included over 400 fathers.

We have expanded our focus to include all widowed parents regardless of cause of death. This website and the current research project are our latest efforts to support — and learn about — widowed parents whose needs have been overlooked for far too long.

Several of our team members briefly describe our history and future aims in the video below.

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