Sources of Assistance

List of agencies that should be contacted by Widow requesting assistance:

Food Banks:

  • Marysville 360-658-1054
  • Lake Stevens 425-334-3430
  • Everett 425-259-3191
  • Snohomish 360-568-7993
  • Granite Falls 360-691-4253
  • Mukilteo 425-366-8229
  • Stanwood 360-629-2789
  • Tulalip 360-653-7876
  • Seattle University 206-523-7060
  • Anacortes 360-293-6445
  • Skagit Valley 360-982-2089
  • Bellingham 360-676-0392

United Way has COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966 and give them your zip code to receive a list of local agencies that may provide assistance.

PUD: No service disconnected, no late fees. Call Customer Support Plan and Customer Service at 425-783-1000 or email:

PSE: Will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment.
Call: 1-888-225-5773

Supplemental reading for widows

Aldrich, Sandra P.
Will I Ever Be Whole Again?:
Surviving the Death of Someone You Love

Burke, John
Imagine Heaven

Calligaro, Julie A.
The Widow’s Resource:
How to Solve the Financial and Legal Problems
that Occur within Six to Nine Months of Your Husband’s Death

Cornish, Carol
The Undistracted Widow:
Serving God After Losing Your Husband

Davis, Verdell
Let me Grieve But Not Forever

Feinberg, Linda
I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can:
How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal

Felber, Marta
Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies
(many resources in the back of the book)

Ginsburg, Genevieve Davis
Widow to Widow:
Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life:
Challenges, Changes, Decision-Making and Relationships

Through a Season of Grief:
Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Groves, Elizabeth W. D.
Becoming a Widow:
The Ache of Missing Your Other Half

Haug, Kenneth C.
Finding Hope and Healing:
Journeying Through Grief series, Book 3

Lyons, Christine, and Schaefer, Dan
How Do We Tell the Children?:
A Step-by-Step Guide for Helping Children
Two to Teen Copy When Someone Dies

Mabry, Richard L.
The Tender Scar

Morrell, Ben with Lisa Morrell
Greatly, Deeply
(written by a member of Seattle Widows)

Neff, Miriam
From One Widow to Another

Pappas, Kristine
Widow for a Season:
Finding Your Identity in Christ

Pink, Arthur W.
Comfort for Christians

Rogers, Joyce
Grace for the Widow:
A Journey Through the Fog of Loss

Sandberg, Sheryl and Grant, Adam
Option B:
Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Schwiebert, Pat and DeKlyen, Chuck
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

Sissom, Ruth
Instantly a Widow

Sittser, Jerry
A Grace Disguised

Smith, Kristi
Dream… A Guide to Grieving Gracefully:
5 Keys to Unlock the Grip of Grief

Wright, H. Norman
Reflections of a Grieving Spouse

Zonnebelt-Smeege, Susan J.
Getting to the Other Side:
Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

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