Healing Hearts Widow’s Support Foundation Inc
In May 2008, Gozie founded Healing Hearts Widow’s Support Foundation Inc. (HHWSF) with her late husband, Chief Emeka Udemezue where she leads a team of dedicated volunteers and staff to provide financial support, inspiration, mentoring, and hope to widows and their children. The foundation has been funded at different times by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate; Mama Cash, Netherlands and Virginia Gildersleeve International Funds New York among other local, individual fundings. With funds from the three organizations at different times, the organization simplified the Enugu and Anambra States widowhood laws and printed copies in Igbo language, pidgin English and simple layman’s English. These were distributed in the five eastern states in Nigeria.
Legal aid/Pro bono services
Training and research
Advocacy and lobbying
Simplified Widowhood Law & Training Community Leaders to improve widows rights and access to justice.
Healing Hearts Widows Support Foundation (HHWSF) is a non profit, non governmental international charity working to promote and protect the rights and welfare of widows.
The Foundation which was founded in 2008 is registered in Nigeria under part C of the Corporate Affairs Commission with its Nigerian head office in Enugu, Nigeria.It has also registered in the State of Illinois United States of America as a charity under 501(c).
The Foundation is a broad-based initiative which assists widows and their children to achieve economic self-sufficiency through empowerment skills, access to decent and affordable housing, free health care services, support services, pro Bono legal services, training and interest free loans.
The Leadership Club for Girls:
Founded in 2006 and pilot club was at my alma mater, Ogidi Girls’ Secondary School. This club works with rural in and out of school girls to develop their leadership and personal development skills.
Martin Luther King Club:
Founded to serve as a platform to build the capacity of Elementary school children in urban areas on leadership and personal development skills. A total of 72 children have passed through this club and some are now university graduates and undergraduates and held leadership positions and left exemplary records
• Work With Me •
I am passionate about helping people especially the widowed and their children thrive in the midst of adversities. I run coaching services where I help my clients (mostly the widowed) to create practical and actionable goals that help them achieve their goals of becoming extraordinary out of their grief. I run coaching packages for those in the first 90 days of bereavement and work further with those in the first five years. Through my programs they find their voice, own it and use it to advocate for themselves and for others. I have nine (9) certifications in different areas of coaching from three institutes in UK and US.