What we do
Responding to the needs of our winter population, this program supports an increasing number of projects for the benefit of the year-round population. A new initiative as of spring 2018 is helping cover the costs of having a professional counselor visit the Island weekly. We anticipate a gradual uptick in the use of this important resource. As in past years, in cooperation with the Sanger Fund, Islanders also helps cover winter fuel and utility bills. Food needs are also addressed each winter through a small food resource room, support for fresh food purchased at the Village Market as well as gift cards to Stop and Shop. The Islanders Fund continues to support healthy snacks for our school children, Super Suppers for Seniors and helps defray some babysitting costs for working parents. All assistance is provided confidentially to families or individuals.
If you can help
We are grateful to the entire Island community for tax-deductible contributions to support these programs. If you are able to donate funds, kindly do so through your island church or mail a check made out to Union Chapel with “Islanders for Islanders” in the memo line. (Address: Union Chapel, PO Box 192, Fishers Island, NY 06390.)
The churches will have a special collection to support this island outreach at services the weekends of July 22nd and of August 12th. On behalf of our recipients, we are deeply grateful for your support.
Islanders for Islanders is pleased to introduce our new on-island counselor, Dr. Jeffrey White. Since April, Dr. White has been traveling to the island approximately once a week for therapy sessions with islanders – individuals, families, and couples. Thanks to IHP, sessions take place generally in the apartment over the doctor’s office. For further information about fees and to set up an appointment, please call Dr. White directly. His cell is 203/998-8121.
Jeff White is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He practices in the New Haven area as a marriage and family therapist and is a Certified Gottman Therapist and a Certified Gottman Master Trainer. Dr. White serves on the faculty of Manhattan College and previously served as an MFT faculty member at Iona College as well as the Blanton-Peale Institute in New York. Jeff received his Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University and is licensed to practice as a marriage and family therapist in Connecticut, Texas and New York.