FINDINGbalance

Rating: 4.98 stars   65 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 284 Franklin TN 37065 USA

Mission: To be the leading Christian resource for DAILY help with eating and body image issues.
Results: Over a million people reached since 2002 via events, articles, web resources and online support programs. Members of new "Lasting Freedom" (2014) online support program show significant declines in anxiety (-23%), depression (-21%) and unhealthy eating attitudes (-25%) after just eight 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...
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.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 73 women find freedom from eating issues through our Lasting Freedom program, and served 192 people at our annual conference. All this in addition to thousands we serve monthly through our video-on-demand site.
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. "Lasting Freedom" - online support program featuring weekly webinar, weekly "Freedom Team" support group, and 24/7 moderated peer-support website. "Hungry for Hope" premiere Christian conference for professionals and community members impacted by eating and body image issues. http://www.findingbalance.com/hfh "Daily Vitamin" - eDevo - an inspiring verse and 6 lines of text to help you find daily freedom. www.findingbalance.com/dv "FINDINGbalance Gathering" small group lesson program for individuals or groups seeking balance with food. http:www.findingbalance.com/gathering "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. .
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was blown away when I saw the effect FindingBalance and it's message had at a Girls of Grace event on a Saturday in the autumn of 2012. Roughly 3,000 girls and their mothers were taught, encouraged and inspired about very difficult topics facing all young women. While FindingBalance's scope reaches beyond young women, this particular event truly revealed to me the impact this nonprofit can have on an individual's life.

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

Expand it's reach so even more people could be helped.

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Life-changing

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2013

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I first came across FindingBalance about 2 years ago and have had the wonderful opportunity of getting involved through facilitating a group. I have been amazed at the dedication and passion Constance has put into this organization in addition to her efforts at communicating the importance of seeking health and healing in community. I greatly value the weight FB places on community and the importance of sharing our stories with one another as part of our journey toward healing. FB is truly a place to receive truth and find companionship for any individual seeking support!

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2012

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Fb is incredible - especially Constance's commitment to excellence in every area of the organization. I know first hand how committed she is to using funds in the most efficient manner possible. She does not waste a dime and always puts others before herself. She has the highest integrity in all that she does and is fully committed to her faith in being the basis of all she produces through FINDINGbalance. Her website has so much depth - unlike any other I have seen. She has more than 600 free video clips, numerous articles, book reviews, everything you can think of. She is an excellent speaker, who is authentic, funny and a joy to listen to. I will continue giving to Fb, knowing that every penny is being put to good use.

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I met Constance Rhodes through Hungry for Hope 2010; she has been a source of great encouragement for me, and has taught me what true healing looks like. Constance walks the talk. She is honest and real, and fully dedicated to serving others. Her heart's cry is to see the disordered eater set free. And she humbly and faithfully pursues this vision, thinking nothing of herself. It is with great honor and passion that I recommend FINDINGbalance to all those looking for a non-profit that lives up to its name.

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A lot

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2012

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About 5 years ago I met Constance Rhodes and found out about Finding Balance. Her philosophy matched perfectly with mine. As a dietitian working in the field of disordered eating and eating disorders, I have a mission to help people find peace with food. Finding Balance is a place where I know one will hear truth and be supported in recovery. I am so grateful for Finding Balance and all they do. I am glad to contribute to this great organization. Eileen Myers

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FindingBalance is an organization that seeks to shed light upon the destruction of food issues; bringing to the world's awareness that disordered eating is a real issue that plagues women and men everywhere. The resources found through FindingBalance are professional, helpful, encouraging, and rooted in Truth, which sets FindingBalance apart from other resources out there. It it critical that many people learn about the mission and phiolosophy of FindingBalance, as it truly carries the ability to lead others into deeper freedom from food issues.

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Finding Balance has been such a blessing to me. I first heard of the organization 2008 when was looking for resources during a difficult time in my life.... I was very excited to find people/info that encouraged me and strengthened my relationship with God. Through the different options, videos, guides and groups, I have enjoyed utilizing Finding Balance... And especially the Hungry For Hope conferences.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2012

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I first came into contact with Constance Rhodes and FINDINGbalance when we were both launching our respective ministries. Over the years she has impressed me time and again with her incredible work ethic and steadfast commitment to providing life-changing, and often life-saving, support for those struggling with eating disorders.

In addition to creating world class resources, Constance also makes herself personally available to those the organization serves, sharing counsel and even praying with those who are wrestling with these issues. Having someone who really understands take the time to listen and invest in a young woman's life can be the difference-maker; the doorway to real hope for those caught up in anorexia or bulimia.

If you are a person who has a heart for women finding freedom from eating and body image issues, FINDINGbalance is truly one of the most innovative organizations out there, and the only national organization focused on these issues from a solid, Christ-centered perspective. As a non-profit founder myself, I can tell you that work like this relies on the generosity of others. I hope you’ll see the great reviews on this page and consider giving to this tremendously worthy cause.

Steve Siler
Founder & Director
Music for the Soul
P.O. Box 159027
Nashville, TN 37215

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Life-changing

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FINDINGbalance is an amazing resource for anyone searching for solid answers to their food and body image questions, plus much more. I really like that it offers personalized options. Whether you're in the throws of your own deepest pain, or you're a professional looking for tools to recommend to others, you'll find it here!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Findingbalance found me at the lowest point in my life. I was desperate, alone, and dying in the grips of my eating disorder. With my health on the line, I sent an email to Constance Rhodes seeking help and prayer. Within just a few days, she replied in an email enriched with not only guidance and resources, but compassion and empathy. Her one simple act showed me that I was no longer alone, and that I actually had a life worth fighting for. Following our first interaction, I was able to attend a four month long inpatient treatment stay to find freedom from my eating disorder. I graduated from treatment in February, with my creativity bursting at the seams. Findingbalance gave me an arena to let my words from the heart be published and read by others with similar struggles. I found companionship within the realm of recovery, something I had heard of but never experienced myself. I found myself finding meaning in my new life without an eating disorder. In short, Findingbalance helped me find ME-who I am, Alyee, alive and thriving....and a worldchanger set free!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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Yes, Alyee, you ARE a world-changer. Amazing the things we can do when we decide to chase freedom. Thank you for your encouragement of our work, and keep creating! - Constance