The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends mission is to help and assist families that have experienced the death of a child. Families who have just experienced loss or have had something tragic happen in the past are welcomed to the meetings. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support organization with chapters across the country.
The Island chapter of the organization was started by Anna Marie D’Addarie, Terry Pothier, and Cindy Douglas. The organization has a motto of “You need not walk alone.”
Monthly meetings are held for families to come together and share their stories. This gives families a place to share their pain and sadness with others who can support them.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the West Tisbury Library in the downstairs meeting room.