Welcome to The Widow’s Foundation…
The Widow’s Foundation is a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual organisation which exists solely to empower, advise and support widows through complex legal, financial and healthcare challenges during the grieving process. The (unexpected) loss of a spouse, or loss of a parent in childhood, can be extremely harrowing without the right support. This expertise can all too often be inaccessible or unaffordable. Where social services fall short of social need, we aim to minimise the potential for difficulty or hardship during, and after, bereavement. We will also aim to address multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual problems facing widowed expatriates all over Europe.
Through collaboration with non-profit and professional organisations, accountants, lawyers, notaries, financial experts, tax specialists and health care specialists, The Widow’s Foundation will strive to ensure that widows have easy access to expertise that may, otherwise, be beyond their reach. This practical advice, support and training will empower members to develop skills in dealing with similar challenges in the future.
The foundation will also aim to elucidate social health issues, pertinent to this demographic, so as to positively influence policy and ensure that the gap between social support and social need is efficiently addressed.
If you have been widowed and would like to receive further information, please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact page on this website. All consultations are strictly confidential and your details will never be shared with third parties.
N.B. Multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional content is continually being developed and updated.
“Gymnopedie No. 1” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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”Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita”.
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
We are not given a map to find our destiny in this life… this is something which we must draft for ourselves, in a mercurial and inconstant universe. Everything can change in a moment, what we real becomes surreal, what was true becomes false and what was loved, is lost to us forever. I have learned, that it is in drawing this map and adapting to it every time life calls for change, that we evolve as fully rounded human beings.
The greatest cataclysm in my life eventually became a catalyst for change. Dante used a metaphor of being lost in the woods, not knowing which way to choose… but although it is important to be circumspect, we must not stagnate. There is no guarantee that we will not encounter harrowing challenges along the way… but if we find the impetus to grow – a new raison d’être – we should embrace it; for therein lies salvation and a new life.
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