Death of a spouse
Healing Hearts - St. Matthew. Warm supportive informal groups providing a place to get together for anyone who has lost a spouse. The predominat age of members is 60s and 70s. The group is open to all denominations. Call Sr. Marie, the groups leader, at 704-543-7677 ext 1073 Mon-Wed from 9am-5pm or for meeting time and location at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. http://www.stmatthewcatholic.org/support/support-groups/
Men's Bereavement Group (widowers) at St. Matthew. A safe, comfortable and friendly place for men who have had a significant loss. Most of the members have lost a spouse, they welcome men with any loss. They create a place away from the real world where men will find others who have travelled the same path and who understand. They meet weekly at St. Matthew in the evening. Call the groups leader at 704-243-6132 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm or for meeting time and location at 704-543-7677 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. http://stmatthewcatholic.org/support/support-groups
Soul Widows Support Group. This group is for young widows, age 60 or younger, who have experienced the loss of their spouse or significant other. They provide an intimate space for a group of women to share their grief through speaking and listening to each others stories. The meetings allow each widow the chance to be heard, and to feel supported in a safe and supportive environment. The sponsoring organization (The Respite) also has other classes and groups relating to any type of bereavement and loss; call them to find out what is currently in session. Call Elizabeth, the groups leader, at 910-987-4069 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. http://www.therespite.org/supportgroups.asp
Young Widows and Widowers Group [under 55] at St. Gabriel. A gathering of men and women who have lost spouses. This meeting is especially for people under 55 (or so) and concentrates on issues common to a younger age group. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday in the early evening. Call Sr. Marie, the groups leader, at 704-543-7677 ext 1073 Mon-Wed from 9am-5pm.
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