Seattle Office: 206.241.5650

About WICS

Mission and Board Members

Mission Statement: The purpose of WICS is to provide a supportive environment to widowed people.

WICS is a non-profit 501 (C) (3), non-sectarian, charitable, educational and community oriented corporation, serving King County since 1974, helping widowed men and women who are dealing with the death of a spouse or partner.

WICS provides a supportive environment and service for the adjustment to the loss of a spouse or partner by death. We also offer support as one transitions into life as a single person.

Because everyone’s grief is unique and each person copes in his or her own way, WICS offers a variety of services to widowed people, including:

  • Information and referrals
  • On-going Support Groups
  • Telephone Support with widowed volunteers
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Social Activities
  • Yearly weekend retreat

WICS operates on volunteered time and donations from the community.

Donations can be made directly to the WICS office, or at any support group meeting.

Leadership Board

Dave McDowell


Le Habryle

Vice-President, Past President

Holly Finkbeiner


John Hanson


Sara Acree

Broad Member

Elaine Eggebraaten

Board Member

Barbara Barbus

Board Member

Dennis Jenkins

Board Member

Margo Clutter

Board Member

Sue Styer

Board Member

Kathy Doyle

Board Member

Ann Thorpe

Board Member

Dr. Bob Baugher Ph.D


Yola Hauskins

Office Manager