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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 begins meetings Feb. 2

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa is offering a new support group for women who have lost their mothers to death. The weekly meetings of Daughters Without Mothers will begin Monday, Feb. 2 and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Old Brick, 20 E. Market St., Iowa City.

Cynthia Kay, facilitator of Daughters Without Mothers, says that the group will be "a space to explore the changes in women's lives by understanding our connection to a woman who gave us this life." 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.

1/27/98