Target demographics: Our primary efforts are focused at reaching the three out of four women (and girls) who have eating issues, including chronic dieting, obsessive exercising, organic food obsessions, secret eating, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.Those seeking Christ-centered recovery solutions.Those who love someone struggling with an eating disorder.Professionals working with eating disorders.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Contact colleges, churches and counselors and let them know about our tools.Have coffee with influential people and a) educate them on the vast numbers of people struggling with eating issues and b) let them know what we're doing.Edit, encode and upload our weekly FINDINGbalance Gathering videos.Record and produce a weekly podcast.Do a web search and compile resources for us to refer recovery-seekers to.
Geographic areas served: The World! (But primarily the US...)
Programs: www.findingbalance.com - world's largest video-on-demand website for eating and body image issues, featuring 700+ free videos, articles, books and more.
"FINDINGbalance Gathering" small group lesson program for individuals or groups seeking balance with food. Groups hosted in 10 states so far. Yours might be next! http:www.findingbalance.com/gathering
"Finding Balance with Food" 12-week curriculum for closed groups of women with eating issues. http://www.findingbalance.com/fbwf
"Hungry for Hope" premiere Christian conference for professionals and community members impacted by eating and body image issues. http://www.findingbalance.com/hfh
"More Than a Number" campaign and event to help women know their value so they can change their world. Includes a partnership with Compassion International to help shift dollars from diets to end world hunger. http://www.morethananumber.net.
Members of new "Lasting Freedom" (2014) online support program show significant declines in anxiety (-30%), depression (-21%) and unhealthy eating attitudes (-26%) after just six weeks.
Our twelve-week "Finding Balance with Food" curriculum and downloadable "FINDINGbalance Gathering" small group tools have been used around the world, including groups in Canada, New Zealand, Ecuador and the UK as well as the US.
"Daily Vitamin" eDevotional provides truth and inspiration 5 days a week to thousands of readers.
Annual "Hungry for Hope" conference has been attended by nearly a thousand people in the last seven years.
New Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network (CEDCN) helps connect those who struggle with Christ-centered providers.
And we're just getting started...