TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE PERSONS WHO ARE GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE AS THEY JOURNEY INTO A RENEWED LIFE OF PURPOSE AND FULFILLMENT.
Widowed Persons Service (WPS)
is a non-profit organization which serves newly widowed men and women of all ages without regard to race or religion. The services of its volunteers are free.
Many volunteers serve by making one-to-one contacts with the recently widowed. Whatever their role, the most important function of each WPS volunteer is active listening.
The primary function of the grief group is sharing of feelings. The memories associated with the loss and the problems of adjusting to life as a single person are expressed in the supportive setting of a group of individuals who have all had similar experiences. Healing comes through telling your story, each time with new details remembered, each time with new feelings faced.
The grief group is also a place for sharing information and inspiration. They can also be a place of making new friends- friends who understand. It must be understood that these support groups are NOT matchmaking or dating organizations. Dating as an exclusive couple while hurting is strongly discouraged. The discussions are confidential and are not to leave the room.
The primary function of the grief group is not socializing....it is healing.