NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

Rating: 4.96 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, International

Location: 165 W. 46th Street Suite 402 New York NY 10036 USA

Mission: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. NEDA works to build a world without eating disorders and provides a toll-free helpline at 1-800-931-2237; informational materials for individuals, families, teachers and professionals; walks across the country dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders; and much more! Whether you have been personally affected by an eating disorder or care about someone who has, NEDA's programs and services are designed to help you find the help and support you need.
Target demographics: Eating Disorders
Programs: a toll-free helpline at 1-800-931-2237; the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week campaign; informational materials for individuals, families, teachers and professionals; walks across the country dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders; and much more! Whether you have been personally affected by an eating disorder or care about someone who has, NEDA's programs and services are designed to help you find the help and support you need.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am the mother of a daughter with an eating disorder who found this non profit recently and I am very grateful for their website, facebook page , newsletters and plan to attend their 2015 conference. When you feel like your world has been tossed upside down the support NEDA offers is amazing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just recently finished being a Walk Coordinator for the first NEDA awareness walk in Baton Rouge, La. It was an amazing day and event for us. As a first time walk we were given a $5,000 goal and we raised total $11,075. We were stunned by the level of support we received from our community.
As a Coordinator I can't rave enough about how easy it was to work with Julie Steinberg, NEDA's National Walk Coordinator. Having never planned an event in my life, she provided me with the support I needed to guide my team every step of the way. She was prompt to return emails and phone calls and very encouraging. Our event was very successful, and in the future I do plan to continue to coordinate more walks in Baton Rouge. However, planning this event gave me the confidence I needed in myself to realize my potential as a business savvy individual. I thank NEDA for that and can't wait for another wonderful walk next year.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was the walk coordinator for the Lancaster, PA, walk that was held in the beginning of October this year. I suffered from an eating disorder for a number of years and felt that I needed to take ownership of my eating disorder, instead of vice versa. With the help of a few close friends, I was able to coordinate a walk of about 60 people. These 60 people were able to raise more than $6000 for NEDA in less than three months! I feel that NEDA, being the largest non-profit organization for eating disorders, has a lot of responsibility to shoulder, but they do it perfectly. I am planning to keep in contact with NEDA and coordinate walks in the future. This experience has been very eye-opening for me and has left quite the impression.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at NEDA's Helpline since May and have loved every second of it. All of the volunteers and interns are incredibly dedicated to helping others overcome their eating concerns and spreading the word about eating disorders and body image concerns and I feel truly blessed to be working alongside them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became an intern at NEDA last year after the organization helped me and my family seek treatment for myself. I am honored to give back to NEDA because they are so sincere, caring and deserve all of the recognition they can get!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience working as a helpline volunteer was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! I was so grateful to meet so many wonderful people in the office as well as assisting those calling the helpline for exactly that...help! I attended the walk in NYC as well and it was a truly moving event seeing so many people whom are affected by eating disorders in one way or another come together for the same cause. My time spent volunteering on the NEDA helpline is something I will cherish and take with me for the rest of my life!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It is such an incredible organization! I'm have so much love in my heart for this organization just writing this review.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been familiar with NEDA for years and I decided to intern here for 8 months because I want to work with the eating disorder population. It exposed me to problematic situations and become more familiar with certain eating disorders I lack knowledge in. One of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. You will never be bored on the Helpline. Someone is always in need and it is rewarding to help people everyday and hope to make some type if impact in their lives or a loved on of theirs. The environment is also relaxed because this can an emotional experience for some. This was a great transition time period for me in my career because I just graduated college when I interned here.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add a registered dietitian as an employee

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been Helpline volunteering at NEDA since august, and I have really enjoyed it. At first I expected a more rigid office. The employer and employees are welcoming. The training is great for people who are not so knowledgeable about eating disorders. They help you out whenever you need it. You can ask questions. I have made mistakes in the beginning but now I am getting better and what I have learned is very important for my future career goals. I wish to continue my volunteer with them hopefully another few months. Although eating disorders is a serious and tough illness, NEDA helps millions and im glad to be a part of that mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an intern for The National Eating Disorder Association’s Helpline since August, and the time I have spent with this organization has not only been invaluable, but life-altering. NEDA is a truly remarkable organization that promotes eating disorder awareness & provides information, resources, and support for those seeking to make life-changing decisions. In addition as a volunteer you truly feel valued and supported by helpline supervisors. I feel lucky to be a part of this organization, and will continue to enjoy my ongoing experience with NEDA.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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