Families Supporting Families

Cody Walsh - A Story of Hope

When Steve and Gayle Walsh learned their 13-year-old son, Cody, was diagnosed with anorexia, they turned to EDCT for help. Soon after, they began attending the Families Supporting Families meetings in Nashville. This is Cody's story -- a story of hope.

Meeting Schedule

Families Supporting Families (FSF) was started by Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee as a free support group created by families, for families. The groups are for parents, siblings, and friends who have a loved one battling an eating disorder.

Chattanooga FSF
When: 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Solace Clinic (3097 South Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408)
Contact: Jan Sherbak: (423) 752-5207, Ext. 6

Jackson-area FSF
When: First Tuesday of every month (Beginning Jan. 7th, 2014) from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Medical Founders Room C
620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
Contact: Gerry Ann Aldrich: (731) 616-0773 or Deann Montchal: (731) 571-4029

Knoxville-area FSF
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Where: Focus Treatment Center Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders (2210 Sutherland Ave, Ste 108, Knoxville, TN 37919)  Note: Located in the Cherokee Mills Center - enter building by the "2210" sign and proceed to the first door on left.
Contact: Greg Dutchey, PhD or Katie Rosas: (865) 622-7116

Memphis-area FSF
After eight dedicated years of volunteer service, Dr. Gina Prigoff and parents Terri and Paul Burson have retired from facilitating this group. EDCT enthusiastically thanks them for their efforts. If you are interested in facilitating a group in the Memphis area, email Courtney

Nashville-area FSF
When: 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: EDCT office (2120 Crestmoor Rd, Ste 3000, Nashville, TN 37215)
Contact: Kathy: (615) 665-0105 or Connie: (615) 269-5709