The American Widow Project, founded by Austinite Taryn Davis after her husband, Cpl. Michael Davis, was killed in Iraq in 2007, now offers classes for military widows struggling to move on with their lives.
The program, called WidowU, offers courses in four areas: back to school, pursuing passions, overcoming obstacles, and health and fitness. The courses, for which some scholarships are offered, take place over a long weekend roughly once a month in Austin, although organizers hope to double the frequency of course offerings. Widows pay their own travel costs and class size is capped at six, Davis said.
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