Seattle Office: 206.241.5650 wicsoffice@qwestoffice.net

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Leavenworth Holiday Lighting Festival 2016

Spend the day in Leavenworth shopping, having lunch, seeing the sights.

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Social Events

Dinners, card parties, movies, concerts, trips and more!

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When a Spouse or Partner Dies...

Our experiences can be difficult, overwhelming and isolating, with profound feelings of loss, loneliness and uncertainty. As a life-altering event, everything that was familiar in our lives now changes, and new efforts may be needed on the path of Healing.

We Can Help...

WICS (Widowed Information and Consultation Services) is a Western Washington based, non-sectarian, non-profit, self-help support organization run by widowed people for widowed people of all ages – offering resources in communities surrounding Seattle, WA. If you have lost a spouse or partner to death, WICS offers support from others who are facing similar issues.

Contact our Seattle office directly at:

(206) 241-5650

Meetings

Meetings are open to anyone who has lost a partner or spouse, regardless of the time since death.

In a confidential, moderated group setting, everyone has an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings, and learn how others are facing similar challenges.

Events, Workshops, Classes

Throughout the year we sponsor a number of social and educational events.  Each year this culminates in our annual  Retreat at Seabeck, WA.

Social life suffers with the loss of our spouse/partner.  Our group hosts dinners, card parties, potlucks, movies, theater, concerts, picnics, trips to Leavenworth and the casinos and more. Our participants are very active.

Resources

WICS Members receive a quarterly newsletter, access to continuing educational materials, and training opportunities. We also offer a library of books, community based peer support, and an office to contact in your time of need.


Ballard Support Group

Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm

Bellevue Support Group

Mondays, 7 – 8:30 pm

Covington Support Group

Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 pm

Renton Support Group

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2 pm

Bellevue Weekly Meeting

Covington Weekly Meeting

Renton Weekly Meeting


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Preparing for the Holidays

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Lights

The holidays are a time of many lights, yet the holidays may also be the darkest days for people who are grieving. Although it may seem that everyone else is happy and light-hearted during the holiday season, we know that many people are not only grieving the death of... read more

Holiday Hints

A few ideas for getting through the holidays more easily. It is a difficult time for anyone who has lived through a life change. Perhaps these hints will make the holiday blues a little easier to deal with. DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF – get as much rest as you can and... read more

Holiday Tips

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POSTPONED – Luncheon, Bunco, and Auction

This event has been rescheduled for Feb, 27th, 2016. More info here! Due to low attendance and a number of other previous scheduled activities, the board has decided to postpone our Luncheon, Bunco, and Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, 2015.  We will... read more