Eating Disorder Resources
Maryland/DC/ NOVA area:
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) was founded to help those who have binge eating disorder, their friends and family, and those who treat the disorder. BEDA provides individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder with the recognition and resources they deserve to begin a safe journey toward a healthy recovery. BEDA also serves as a resource for treatment providers to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat the disorder. BEDA headquarters is located in Severna Park, MD.
Eating Disorder Coalition
EDC MISSION - To advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority. The EDC's head quarters is located in Washington, DC.
Eating Disorder Network of Maryland
EDN Maryland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created June 2007 by a group of professionals, clinicians, parents & family members. Our goal is to educate and help spread eating disorder awareness throughout Maryland. We do this by providing support groups, community outreach, professional education, support for parents and family, and by providing an online referral directory connecting Maryland families with the services that they need. EDN Maryland headquarters is located in Towson, MD.
The Maudsley Parents
Maudsley Parents is a volunteer organization founded in 2006 to offer hope and help to families confronting eating disorders. Run by parents in collaboration with a panel of leading experts in child and adolescent eating disorders, Maudsley Parents offers information and resources for parents who opt for family-based treatment and holds an annual conference to bring together leading researchers, families and community clinicians.
(*This organization is for parents & family)
Rock Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to support the journey to freedom from disordered eating. We believe that full recovery from disordered eating is possible, and we work to educate communities and support individuals struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. We offer an affordable, accessible and robust outpatient program in the D.C. metro area and community empowerment events nationwide.
The Alliance for
Eating Disorder Awareness
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is a non-profit organization that has worked tirelessly for the past 11 years to prevent eating disorders and promote a positive body image, free from weight preoccupation and size prejudice. Our organization offers educational presentations, free support groups for those struggling and for their family and friends, advocacy for mental health legislation, toll-free national phone help line, and referrals, training, support and mentoring services. Since its inception in October 2000, The Alliance has offered presentations on eating disorders, positive body image and self-esteem to more than 155,000 individuals throughout the United States. The Alliance headquarters is located in Florida.
Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit (501 c 3) corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals. ANAD, founded in 1976, is the oldest nonprofit for eating disorders in the United States. ANAD headquarters is located in Illinios.
Andrea's Voice Foundation (AVF) is dedicated to promoting education and understanding toward the prevention, identification, diagnosis and treatment of disordered eating and related issues. Andrea Smeltzer struggled with bulimia for only 13 months before finally losing her battle with bulimia at 19 years of age. Andrea's parents tour the country delivering their important message that eating disorders are dangerous but there is hope and help for complete recovery. AVF headquarters is located in California.
The Body Positive
The Body Positive's mission is to implement educational programs that transform individual and societal beliefs about weight, body image, and identity. The result is a growing national movement of healthy, confident individuals contributing to positive change in the world. The Body Positive headquarters is located in California.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. Go to our website and look for a support group in your area.
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee
Our mission is to offer hope, help and support to all who are impacted by disordered eating. As the Southeast's only statewide nonprofit dedicated to eating disorder awareness, education and prevention, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT) serves a diverse audience of community and clinical members.
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope (TM) promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Our mission is to foster appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. Eating Disorder Hope offers information, eating disorder treatment options, recovery tools, and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers and loved ones. EDH headquarters is located in Oregon.
- offers help for those struggling with a dual diagnosis including addiction problems)
Eating Disorder Information Network
The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) is a nonprofit organization committed to the prevention of all types of disordered eating from obesity to anorexia, and to promoting positive body-esteem through education, outreach and action. EDIN headquarters is located in Georgia.
Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc
The mission of EDRS, Inc. is to promote recovery and wellness for those impacted by eating disorders by providing support, information, and education to individuals, families, professionals, and the community at large regarding eating disorders and recovery resources. EDRS headquarters is located in California.
**Treatment scholarship fund available to CA residents**
(Contact EDRS for an application)
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders. F.E.A.S.T headquarters is located in Virginia.
(*This organization is for parents & family)
Fat Talk FREE Week
In 1888, at a time when women were not permitted to vote, and few women were found in the workplace or at formerly all-male universities, Tri Delta Founder, Sarah Ida Shaw saw a need for a women's group which would be different from others. She sought to create a society that would be kind to all and think more of a girl's inner self and character than of her personal appearance. Today, nearly 125 years later, the purpose of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity is to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way. Fat Talk Free Week, reconfirms Tri Delta's commitment to their founder's vision, to the hope of a lasting organization that celebrates a woman's inner beauty and character and fosters friendship and inner growth in women.
The Gail R. Schoenbach F.R.E.E.D. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating eating disorders. The funds contributed to the F.R.E.E.D. Foundation will provide individuals the financial support needed for the treatment of eating disorders. F.R.E.E.D. headquarters is located in New Jersey.
Gurze Books Gürze Books has specialized in publishing and distributing quality resources on eating disorders since 1980. We also maintain a blog site (EatingDisordersBlogs.com) with more than 20 bloggers and an online newsletter for professionals (EatingDisordersReview.com), which includes recovery articles for individuals and their loved-ones. Gurze Books is located in California.
In 2003 Hope Network was founded by Becky Henry, a parent and life coach on a mission to educate health care providers and support parents/carers facing eating disorders worldwide. Now an Award winning author of "Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders", Becky is a nationally recognized speaker on eating disorders. Through various programs families stop feeling alone and/or blamed and learn strategies for living with an eating disorder and along with health care providers, become better educated about eating disorders. Hope Network headquarters is located in Minnesota.
(*This organization is for parents & family)
The Joy Project
"The Joy Project is a consumer-driven, non-profit organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support programs."
Manna Fund provides hope and financial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders.
Manna Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing funds for residential and inpatient eating disorder treatment for individuals lacking insurance coverage or for those with inadequate insurance coverage. Manna Fund grants scholarships to recipients by providing direct payment to partnering eating disorder treatment facilities. MANNA headquarters is located in Georgia.
The Mary Carol Robinson Foundation (MCR)
The MCR Foundation was founded in 2006 in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson with a vision of preventing eating disorders through education, and a mission to provide resources for people affected by eating disorders in the Greater Chattanooga Tri-State area. The Foundation is committed to a holistic approach encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual,
and well-being. MCR headquarters is located in Tennessee.
Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association, Inc
MEDA is the premiere eating disorders non-profit organization in New England. We provide education about eating disorders and their underlying causes in order to develop a compassionate community that promotes hopefulness in order to achieve healing. Realizing healing is a process, we offer a variety of services to support individuals and families through the various stages of their journey. We meet the needs of the community by connecting them with a comprehensive network of treatment providers and facilities best suited for their particular situation. MEDA is the first step toward awareness and healing. Better starts here.
MentorCONNECT is the first global eating disorders mentoring community, and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The vision is to provide individuals with the means to break through the isolation of eating disorders and share the tools of recovery in supporting relationships. The mission is to connect members (individually and in groups) with mentors to share experiences, provide guidance, and help each other through the struggles and triumphs of the recovery journey. MentorCONNECT headquarters is located in Texas.
National Association for Males
with Eating Disorders
N.A.M.E.D. offers support to males with eating disorders and their families and is a resource on the subject. Website, toll-free helpline for treatment referrals, online support groups, student outreach program, and more. N.A.M.E.D. headquarters is located in Florida.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA envisions a world without eating disorders and acts as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Often serving as the first point of contact for those searching for information about eating disorders, NEDA provides toolkits, fact sheets, blogs and the latest research to those seeking answers. The national toll-free helpline (800-931-2237), Click-to-Chat, online screening and numerous support programs help thousands of individuals and families each year to find the hope and resources they need to pursue recovery.
NEDA also organizes walks across the country to raise awareness and funds for eating disorders and, through its STAR Program, conducts advocacy work at both the local and national level to create legislative change to assist the eating disorders community. The newly implemented Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research and Training supports and encourages clinical research in the field and provides models of dissemination and training, to find better treatments and, hopefully, a cure for eating disorders. To learn more and get involved, visitwww.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Someday Melissa was founded in 2010 by Judy Avrin following the death of her daughter Melissa to an eating disorder. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Someday Melissa’s mission is to promote recognition and awareness of eating disorders and the importance of early treatment. Along with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, Judy created a documentary, “Someday Melissa, the story of an eating disorder, loss and hope.” This documentary is currently available and can be purchased by going to the Someday Melissa website. Someday Melissa headquarters is located in New Jersey.
Resources for Professionals:
Academy for Eating Disorders
The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.
Eating Disorder Jobs.com is an organization listing all available jobs in the field of eating disorders across the United States. Programs may also list jobs available on this site for a fee.
The Institute for AdvancedPsychotherapy Training & Education, Inc
Our mission is to provide Social Workers and other mental health professionals with state-of-the-art continuing education encompassing a wide variety of clinical issues, client populations, and practice settings. We believe effective learning occurs in a teaching environment that is professional, nurturing, supportive, and fun. Trainings encourage clinicians to re-frame and de-pathologize symptoms, while focusing on clients’ resiliency and strengths. IAPTE CEU classes are held at the Pikesville Hilton Hotel located in Pikesville, MD.
(**This organization is located in Maryland)
International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals
Established in 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals(iaedp) is today well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.
Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers. We are today's modern voice for mental health information and advocacy and have the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network online today, touching the lives of over 1.5 million people around the world every month.
Weightless is about well-being, not weight; about fostering body image, regardless of your size. It’s about exposing women’s magazines, other mediums and so-called experts when they’re touting unhealthy tips and promoting restrictive standards.
The goal of Weightless is to help women develop a better body image and work toward accepting themselves as they are, while being healthy and happy (fad diets and skinny-mini standards prohibited!); and to become informed consumers, who can pick apart a commercial or magazine article and know which advice is helpful or harmful.
*Weightless is written for professionals and the general public.
(written by numerous authors)
Offering Recovery & Hope!