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Causes: Health, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Raise awareness of eating disorders through presentations to physician,educator and community groups. Promote recovery by providing resources for education, treatment and monthly support groups. Participate in local,state and national advocacy efforts to support mental health parity, eating disorder legislation, and effective insurance coverage.

Programs: Train physicians and health care professionals on how to recognize eating disorders; promote recovery among individuals who attended our monthly support group meetings; responses to requests for help via email, phone and website.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a truly wonderful organization - run by a charismatic team.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was involved with EDRC to fulfill the service portion of my school project, QUEST. The main coordinator, Janice Bremis, was very keen on responding to all of my emails. She is a hardworking and eager person whom spends a great deal of her energy in this organization. When I had questions she was inquisitive on answering them. EDRC is a great organization which can provide you with an extensive amount of information relating to all kinds of eating disorders. What symptoms to look for as well as where and what treatments are available to you. I highly recommend visiting their website, as well as visiting their office if you are a local.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past 3 years I have been a participant and a volunteer at the EDRC support group for parents and friends with loved ones suffering from eating disorders. I am so grateful for this amazing organization which provides a plethora of information and resources on every aspect of this debilitating illness. Being with other parents who are going through the same horrendous experience of learning, helping, managing and fighting for their loved one's survival and recovery is a life line to help combat that overwhelming sense of isolation that is part of this illness. The awesome staff of EDRC work tirelessly and the facilitators of the support groups are dedicated souls who give from the heart. Participants come to these groups in a state of shock, bewilderment and emotional chaos...they walk out with a sense of purpose and hope and armed with a list of resources and lots of support. For many, this is the only source of support. Thank you EDRC for all your dedication and advocacy...you are a true blessing. Elli

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I facilitate. the family support groups for the last 7 years . The EDRC provides resources and support . They have helped so many families in crisis .

It is an amazing organization! Thank you Janice Bremis

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with the EDRC in 2007 . I facilitate of their many support groups. This organization is so helpful to the families and care givers of those who are suffering of this illness. The Family Support group has helped many parents, siblings and grandparents. A safe place for resources and support which is so mportamt . My time with the EDRC has been so rewarding. A special thanks to Janice Bremis , Founder and Exective Director...


Debra

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am grateful to the partnership of EDRC, Center For Hope of the Sierras, and SFAPTED for their comprehensive presentation about diabulimia to a wide audience of therapists, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators and physicians. Diabulimia is a dangerous combination of type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder, and EDRC is in the forefront of bringing the hidden population of those struggling with it to light and bringing a much needed awareness of it to the community. I had struggled with this disorder years ago; since few physicians or therapists had heard of it, I received almost no help. It's wonderful that through the efforts of EDRC this is changing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an organization that is dedicated to helping individuals both struggling with an eating disorder, as well as their family and friends. EDRC is committed to spreading awareness about eating disorders and does an amazing job coordinating events and talks to help educate the community. The staff and volunteers are wonderful. I have loved being a part of this organization in a volunteer capacity. They are always going above and beyond to help those in need!

Review from Guidestar

Tushita G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You have no idea how grateful I am to be volunteering at EDRC. Ever since I recovered from anorexia, I knew I wanted to help others with similar difficulties and to spread awareness about this scary illness. EDRC has given me the opportunity to use my struggles as a virtue in helping others and has helped me develop better confidence in myself. It is an honor to work with such inspiring and dedicated people.

I've participated in events like the Strong Women Conference, where young girls got to go to free workshops that taught them how to accept themselves, become more confident, and get some support. I also helped grade essays for the Everybody's Beautiful Essay Contest, which asked teens to reflect on their perception of beauty and opened their eyes and mine to the influence of the media. Currently, I'm helping make a PSA that will promote the organization on T.V. Whether one wants to become a volunteer, or just needs some help, EDRC provides numerous resources that I could go on and on about.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Eating Disorder Resource Center is a small organization with gigantic heart and passion. I have had lots of volunteer experiences but have not met a more passionate, driven, and tireless group. The EDRC is successful in their mission of Awareness, Recovery, and Advocacy for eating disorder issues.

If you have ANY questions about eating issues the EDRC should be at the top of your list for answers, resources, or a warm caring ear. They are an invaluable organization and a wonderful resource for the Silicon Valley community.

Review from Guidestar