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CONTACT: COURTNEY REED JENKINS
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail:courtney-jenkins@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Support group for Daughters Without Mothers meets weekly

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Daughters Without Mothers, a support group for women who have lost their mothers to death, will continue meeting each Tuesday through April and May and welcomes new participants.

The support group, sponsored by the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center, meets each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Old Brick, 20 E. Market St., Iowa City.

The group has been meeting for the past six months but will change its focus April and May, says Cynthia Kay, group facilitator. The new focus will be on activities that facilitate the grieving and growth process. "We will continue our group discussions, but we will also work through various books and make collages to explore ourselves after the death of our mothers," Kay said.

Kay, who lost her mother a year ago, began the support group "because it is important for women who have lost their mothers to death to know that they are not alone and have a safe place to share and grow."

Parking is available in the lot just west of Old Brick. Interested women are encouraged to drop in any time. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 335-1486.

4/1/98