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Mary's Place, Inc.
April 27, 2011

In 1998 my 30 year-old wife died after a long battle with cancer. Being a widowed father with a 3 year old son seemed overwhelming. A work colleague told me about a support group especially for young widows and widower. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I thought it was at least worth a try. Two weeks after my wife died I found myself sitting in a very comfortable room with other widows/widowers. Going to Mary’s Place was one of the best decisions of my life. The support group was exactly what I needed to grieve constructively and work towards healing. Life eventually became joyful and precious again. There is no doubt in my mind that Mary’s Place played a major role in mine and many other people’s lives. It is truly an oasis in the dark and dry desert of grief.

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I would work at expanding this nonprofits reach. If Mary's place had another center and/or support group available to people in the western part of Hartford County.

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Client Served & I particiapted as young widow and widower support group.