Raising awareness for widows' issues. We help provide professional resources, build community, & allow God's spiritual healing to turn widows to warriors!

 

Our Mission

Widows Cause International officially started October 2013 with the vision to restore the voice of the widow. Widows are one of the largest humanitarian issues of our time and far too often go unheard in their pleas. Not only do many struggle with societal resources dealing with issues like Social Security, medical care, taxes, bills, etc., but they also find themselves with lack of spiritual healing from God due to lack of widows focused ministry. WCI is an official 501c3 who aims to help widows overcome the world's hurdles as well as heal completely in God turning plight into progress. WCI

  • Provides crisis relief.
  • Heals the brokenhearted.
  • Creates a world-wide family of survivors and thrivers - emotionally, socially, financially, spiritually.
  • Markets arts, crafts, products and businesses of widows globally.
  • Restore hope.
  • Raises community awareness of the plight and potential of the widow.

Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”
— Isaiah 1:17

The Challenge

    Worldwide:

    • There are now over 258 million widows around the world, who between them have 585 million children.
    •  Over 100 million widows live in extreme poverty struggling to survive.
    • Around 81 million widows in the world today have been abused.
    • 1.5 million children belonging to widows die before their fifth birthday.
    • Widows have been targeted victims of rape, torture and murder. Others are forced into prostitution and remarriage.
    • Many widows are victims of property theft, social isolation, physical and psychological abuse.
    • Millions of children belonging to widows face child marriage, illiteracy, lack of education, forced labor, human trafficking, malnutrition, homelessness, prostitution and rape.
    • Many widows depend on their children who become bread-winners in the family by working in the streets or in factories. Child labor abuse is commonplace as a result.

    America:

    • There are 11,500,000 widows in the United States age 45 years of age and over.
    • Many of these women live in poverty and are struggling to meet basic needs.
    • Loss of income and massive medical debt leaves many widows living in poverty and struggling to meet basic needs.
    • Many of these widows are victims of financial exploitation, social isolation, physical and psychological abuse – often by family members.

    Colorado:

    • There are 300,000 widows in Colorado alone.
    • 150,000 of these widows are 45 years of age and over.
    Widows often times experience a voicelessness after the death of their spouse. This trauma is compounded by the lack of resources and support.
    — WCI