Modern Widows Club opens 14th chapter in Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston has become home to the newest chapter of the Modern Widows Club, an organization meant to inspire and support women who are widows to find their new beginning.

"The widow's walk is a really unique journey," said Natalie Ichon Lancaster, chapter leader of the Modern Widow's Club in Houston. Natalie lost her husband Kevin to esophageal cancer three years ago.

"When you lose them, and you know that they're never coming back, it is very hard to move forward. You have to rediscover yourself to find out who you really are and start again," she said.

While researching online, Natalie found The Modern Widows Club and believed widows in the Houston area could benefit.

"The chapter is gonna be open to all widows-regardless of age or creed. It's kind of a social hour where you can meet other widows, talk to each other, mentor each other, and just have a friend," said Lancaster.

Aside from emotional support, Lancaster knows women may need more practical advice and she says the group is there for that as well.

"(They will be there) to help them find a financial planner, an attorney, or a counselor. We just try to help each other out and help each other move forward without forgetting our past," she said.

The first meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Modern Widows Club will take place on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30pm at St. John the Divine Church in River Oaks.
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