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.