LGBTQI Widowed

When I was at my rock bottom, I found hope again through attending one of SSI's programs called Camp Widow. It literally saved my life because for the 1st time in 2 years, I was able to take suicide off the list of options for how I would deal with the intense pain from grief.

  • donated 2019-09-22 02:26:47 -0700

    Recurring Donation

    *All donations are processed in US$


  • followed An Evening Under the Stars 2018-07-02 20:24:23 -0700

    An Evening Under the Stars Tickets

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    100 donors

    There are only 100 tickets available to attend this memorable evening. Buy your ticket today be to sure one of those limited seats belongs to you!

    Location: Yorba Linda, California
    Exact address will be provided upon ticket purchase.

    All proceeds will benefit Soaring Spirits International, thank you!

    Travel and cooking related surprises to be included in the evening; we have an intimate and beautiful night planned for you!


  • donated 2016-05-31 17:02:39 -0700


    Alumni, Community Supporters and Friends of Soaring Spirits
    Become a Soaring Spirits International Member Today
    Because Hope Matters!

    *Membership is never required for access to services.

    Soaring Spirits provides innovative programs, such as Camp Widow®, Widowed Village, the Newly Widowed Packet Program, Widowed Pen Pal, and the You are Not Alone Outreach. These unique resources have been lifelines, if not live-saving, for widowed men and women trying to rebuild their lives post-loss. 

    You can help fund and sustain these vital services
    by joining the Soaring Spirits International Membership Program.

    Whether you are one of our many alumni who have experienced and benefited from Soaring Spirits’ programs, a family member who’s witnessed a life reclaimed because of our intervention, or a community supporter who wants to reach out to neighbors in need, your contribution will ensure that our inclusive programs continue to thrive and provide
    resources, community and hope to any widowed person in need.


    The mission of Soaring Spirits is to help widowed people find hope, and to find each other.

    We connect and support over three million widowed people in communities across the United States, and around the world; and in eight short years, have become the worldwide leader in providing grief-recovery resources for the widowed.

    Because we LOVE our donors, giving comes with perks!

    Choose your level of giving now:

    $100 per month

    • Your loved one will be commemorated on a 4x4 photo tribute tile on our Wall of Love permanent installation
    housed at the Soaring Spirits Resilience Center at Schreiner University. 

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $25 per month

    • Receive “Hopeful Musings” – A limited edition inspirational book written by Soaring Spirits founder Michele Neff Hernandez

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $20 per month

    • Receive a signature Soaring Spirits mug

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    $15 per month

    • Receive an inspirational custom hand painted token

    • 10% discount at all Camp Widow stores

    • Soaring Spirits full color membership pin

    Your membership will help sustain the programs of Soaring Spirits and ensure that men and women who are widowed tomorrow will have a community of support available to them from the first moment of their widowhood, and for years to come. Thank you. 

    *Soaring Spirits membership provides an opportunity for our community to support Soaring Spirits programs with a small monthly donation. If you would like to join Soaring Spirits as an annual member, please click here

    Please note that membership is never required for access to services.  



  • commented on Back to Start 2016-04-09 09:08:15 -0700
    It’s all going to be ok! You just be you. You get to feel everything you need to…you don’t need to be anything for anybody else. It’s totally on to need to be held, comforted, protected. It’s OK to want a pair of loving arms to hold you gently while you cry. All of tbis…’s OK! Pouring out tons iof love your way! I hope you can feel all the love we are all sending you! (((((Hugs)))))

  • posted about You Are Not Alone Cards on Facebook 2015-12-30 16:50:01 -0800
    You Are Not Alone Cards

    You Are Not Alone Cards

    You are Not Alone cards are designed to connect a widowed person with the Soaring Spirits community, and introduce them to our programs. The inside of the card includes a space for you to share your own contact information with the person who is receiving the outreach card.

    You are Not Alone cards come in packs of five, and can be ordered in batches of up to ten. If you’d like to arrange a bulk order of You are Not Alone cards, please contact our team and we will be happy to assist.

    Submit Request

My life would be a country song if played backwards-- I'd get my car, my home, my job and my wife back!
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