There are a variety of approaches to eating disorder recovery; this is not an exhaustive list of all options. Project Maria recognizes that all individuals are different. Thus, we do not endorse any particular philosophy, therapy, or practitioner. There are many factors to consider when seeking support. ALWAYS consult with your medical team when making key recovery decisions. Project Maria assumes no liability and accepts no responsibility for the content of others’ websites. (Please do NOT contact Project Maria to request we add your website regarding co-occurring disorders/illnesses. We focus on eating disorders only. Thank you for respecting our wishes.)
Academy for Eating Disorders
This site includes many scholarly articles. ED professionals may be interested in its promotion of effective treatment, development of prevention initiatives, research, and information on conferences/workshops.
This site offers young women an outlet to stand up against negative body portrayals in the media.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
This is a nonprofit organization that provides programs/activities aimed at outreach, education and early intervention.
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Given a strong correlation between eating disorders and suicide, Project Maria’s board members feel this is an important link for many reasons.
Similar to Project Maria, this organization was created in memory of a young woman who lost her life to an eating disorder. Today, those at this organization have coordinated various educational presentations and outreach efforts (locally, nationwide and internationally), have appeared in popular media (TV, radio, film), authored numerous publication in an effort to educate and inform others on the need for research, prevention, early recognition, immediate intervention and the skilled treatment of eating disorders.
This organization uses a model of self-care comprised of five core Competencies that can be practiced on a daily basis to live peacefully and healthfully. This model is approached through public workshops, professional trainings, student leadership, and the book “Embody.”
COPE’s goal is to eliminate eating disorders, promote widespread positive body image, and raise public awareness of how to influence both. This organization focuses on providing up-to-date learning resources via outreach, media attention, and community events.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
This site is for those interested in recovery and helping others do the same. Offers meetings, materials and an online chat room.
Eating Disorders Coalition
This is an advocacy organization that seeks to prioritize eating disorder treatment at the federal level.
This site offers a Christian focus in promoting eating disorder recovery.
Founded in 2003, this organization seeks to become an effective resource in the prevention of eating disorders through education, support and advocacy, especially in the Denver area.
Eating Disorders Information Network
This site is dedicated to the prevention of eating disorders, especially through education and outreach in schools.
This organization is based in Appleton, WI. Similar to Project Maria, this foundation began as a way to pay tribute to the life of a young person lost too soon. The Foundation’s mission is to “provide financial support to those struggling to overcome obstacles on the road to eating disorder recovery.”
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
This is an international organization for families/caregivers of those with eating disorders.
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation
This site is a nonprofit membership organization for professionals seeking further training on eating disorders.
This blog offers a Muslim perspective on promoting eating disorder awareness and recovery.
The Joy Project is a non-profit organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of eating disorders. They work to reduce the rate and severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support programs.
This page emphasizes the message that ALL bodies are beautiful via art and writing. See the webpage for events dedicated to furthering this message.
The Kirsten Haglund Foundation (KHF) was created by Kirsten after her battle with an eating disorder, and desire to expand awareness of this disease. While traveling the country as Miss America, she heard stories of young men and women who, with professional help, were able to recover from their eating disorder and embrace total wellness. This organization wants to make recovery a reality for more young people.
Manna Fund was developed to provide direct payment of inpatient treatment costs due to inadequate insurance coverage for people with eating disorders.
This organization connects individuals and groups with mentors to share experiences, provide guidance, and help each other through the struggles and triumphs of eating disorder recovery.
This website “offers ideas and suggestions about how parents can provide more love to children who have eating disorders.” The support provided is not about solving the problem of the eating disorder itself, but to offer advice about everyday things you can do or say to foster an attitude of recovery in your home.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association
This is a non-profit organization based in New England that educates others to create a compassionate community for those affected by eating disorders.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness This is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
This organization specialized in providing information and resources for males with eating disorders. As of November 2019, this organization merged with NEDA. See link for further details.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
This organization provides information to those impacted by anorexia nervosa and associated disorders.
National Eating Disorders Association
This is a nonprofit organization that offers many services/programs: Media Watchdog Program; Parent, Family, and Friends Network; Helpline; conferences; sponsors National Eating Disorder Week in February; Loss Support Network; Proud 2B Me, etc.
NEDIC focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced-lifestyle.
This organization strives to change culture and to empower individuals, families, and communities to embrace health, beauty, and happiness. Body celebration applies to every body, which means every person, of every shape and size.
This site offers a 12-step fellowship to overcome overeating.
Parents to Parents
This site provides information on anorexia via documentaries.
This organization provides grant funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment.
This organization works to help those who have suffered sexual assault in Green and Rock Counties, WI. As body image and eating habits can be impacted by sexual trauma, it is important for us to provide this link.
Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders
This is an organization that brings awareness to the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in the trans and gender-diverse population. (Note: Mature content is visible on this site’s homepage.)