So much healing can happen in just six hours. Come join our circle!

A DAY FOR DAUGHTERS: Childhood, teen, and Young Adult Mother Loss

WHERE: Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, Washington, D.C.

WHEN: Oct. 12, 2019 (10 am - 4 pm with lunch included)

COST: $199 (SCholarships OFFERED)

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“A Day For Daughters” is a one-day gathering for women who have experienced mother loss during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood (up to age 25). Explore the philosophy and sisterhood of the Motherless Daughters community with your facilitator, Hope Edelman, MA, author of Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers.


“I loved hearing Hope talk about her pen-pal relationships and how those ties eventually lead to her writing her first book. I LOVED breaking us into the table groups, with close-in-age to our age of loss, the questions were spot on and relatable to all.

I found out that I haven’t grieved ‘wrong’.”

- T.P. Minnesota, 2019


The day begins with an opening circle at 10 a.m. Hope leads the room through various activities specific to the needs of the group, with breaks for coffee/tea and a delicious, healthy catered lunch around noon. There will be break-out smaller groups, and a closing circle and wrap-up by 4 p.m.

The location for this Pop-Up has easy access to the Rosslyn Fort Myer Skywalk, which leads to the Metro and many Rosslyn shops and restaurants. The workshop space overlooks Historic Georgetown. Rooms are available to book via the hotel if you’d like to stay the night prior to or following the workshop.

At a Motherless Daughters Workshop you will encounter:

  • Large-group learning sessions led by Hope

  • Small-group discussions with other women who share histories similar to yours

  • Exercises to help you reconnect with or stay connected to your mother

  • New coping strategies

  • A chance to share your story and receive validation and normalization

  • An intergenerational group experience, with opportunities to learn from others who are at different points along the same journey 



Registration closes on October 10, 2019

“It was a day to remember that I’m not alone. It was great to meet individuals who live in close proximity to me.”
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What you can expect:

  • A custom-designed workshop that addresses your needs.

  • A Facilitator who has 25 years of research and Writing in the field

  • A group of others that Arrive as Strangers and leave as sisters.

Please note: Participants must be 18 or older at the time of workshop. Because our focus is on long-term bereavement and adaptation rather than on grief support, we require that a minimum of six months have passed since your loss.