Findingbalance

Rating: 4.99 stars   67 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 caught wind of this organization at Mental Health and the Church in Lake Forest, CA. I learned more about the organization and decided I wanted to volunteer for them. I am newer to helping out, but have been blown away. Everything they do is thought through very well. It is real, authentic, and grace filled. People need to know they aren't alone, and Finding Balance does a great job at building a team, so people feel that there is a way of pushing back darkness!

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?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have served as a volunteer for FINDINGbalance for the last 9 months. After serving in various other roles in eating disorder recovery programs, this program far exceeds any other I have served. The level of detail involved in each program that FINDINGbalance puts together is superior to other non-profit eating disorder programs. This program listens to its participants and volunteers and brings all the feedback together to create programs that are timely and pertinent to the issues of its members. The information provided is practical and applicable to anyone regardless of how far they are into recovery. I have had the privilege of watching our members grow and reach new levels of freedom that they had not obtained through other resources. FINDINGbalance offers hope and walks with individuals so that they can start to have that hope of a life free from the chains of eating disorders. Each week I am excited to listen to what steps the members are making towards a life of freedom. Over the last seven months the community has developed into a very supportive and encouraging environment that challenges its members to walk in accountability and freedom from the eating disorder.

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

Find ways to continue to grow the program so that additional people could be supported in their path to freedom from eating disorders.

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?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the husband of a courageous woman who has found freedom after struggling for years with an eating disorder. FINDINGbalance has given my wife the structure, community and overall HOPE that she has sought in her battle with ED (eating disorder). I have been effected as well. I was approached by my (nervous) bride asking if I would attend "Hungry for Hope", FB's annual conference. We went together as "rookies" and were shown God's AWESOME power through the lives of numerous women! I am amazed how God is working in the lives of these women through FINDINGbalance.

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite 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  

Finding Balance is a rare organization because it is the only one like it. The community and hope it creates by the work it does, encouraging hope in the field of disordered eating and eating disorders is like no other. With the wonderful leadership and passion of Constance Rhodes to the amazing qualified board members and volunteers. Fb is helping thousands of women break free...not by just words, but from community, resources, relationships, books and curriculum, and life changing conferences. I can't say enough of the enormous capacity of change Fb has made and will continue to make in thousands of peoples lives who are hurting. What a gift finding balance is.

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

Make it grow much larger to be able to reach more people :)

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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Rating: 5 stars  

FINDINGbalance is a unique organization with unique content; there is nothing else out there like FINDINGbalance. Constance Rhodes' "daily vitamins" are just one example of daily encouragement and acknowledgment of God's perspective on this issue that are truly effective. I wish I had something like this group when I was going through the worst of my eating disorder, but I have to be constantly reminded of God's truths to continue to live free. I appreciate that FINDINGbalance's core values consist of balance, no matter what the eating issue. In my opinion, this is the only way to live free.
I found FINDINGbalance through a friend and attended Hungry For Hope this year, which is FINDINGbalance's annual conference, and it gave me fuel to keep going. It allowed me to meet others who desire community and transparency on this issue, which is the only way it can be conquered. Constance Rhodes, the founder of FINDINGbalance, is one of the most spirit-filled, intentional people I have ever met, and I look up to her as a leader, woman, entrepreneur, and friend.

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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1 person found this review helpful

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!

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I connected with FindingBalance a little over a year ago. I had the honor in working along side them as a volunteer in June of this past year with Hungry For Hope. They trutly are so very organized and very professional, with great marketing skills, administration skills and relational skills as well. They also have great passion that overflows in serveing those who struggle personally, along with professionals working with those who struggle, in all areas of eating dissorders, body image, etc.

I have found that working with them, although I was a volenteer, they made me feel part of their team from the moment we connected. There was great encouragment, and still is, along with great direction and wonderful follow up.

They made the whole experience fun and I am trutly blessed to know them as a non-profit as well as individuals. I will be joining them agian this year as a volenteer and look forward to it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

continuing to help others in the battle with food, image and body issues. To get the word out and to help change a culture.

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

Get others on board to support this great non-profit!!!

 
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8 people found this review helpful

When I discovered FINDINGbalance, I realized founder Constance Rhodes and I had similar passions for helping free & empower women in the areas of eating & body image. I knew this was an organization with which I wanted to be involved & serve! I began attending the Fb Gatherings Constance led at the time in Franklin TN, and seeing first-hand the powerful positive impact FINDINGbalance has on women in various stages of recovery from a wide range of eating & body image issues. The application of spiritual Truths has great value for all of us, wherever we are on our journey, as well as the freedom of experiencing genuine, transparent fellowship with other women. When Fb created its "webcast" tools to enable Gatherings around the country & around the world, I was thrilled to host a group here in Brentwood TN. Although my own walk is far from perfect, it is one of my greatest joys to come alongside Constance & the awesome work Fb is doing, and help empower & encourage women of all ages right here in my community. Thank you, FINDINGbalance!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Strengthening & encouraging me in my own journey, breaking free from perfectionism & people-pleasing! It's a joy to see the enlightenment & encouragement that the participants of our Brentwood Fb Gathering take away from each week's message & discussion.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Finding Balance is a wonderful organization. Constance Rhodes, founder, has a tremendous passion to help those struggling with disordered eating. The website is always fresh, offering new blogs, videos and curriculum. Whether a person is dealing with body image issues or is recovering from a severe eating disorder, Finding Balance provides resources to help.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work with former patients from Remuda Ranch, and constantly point them towards Finding Balance for resources to help them in their recovery. They always love the site!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their passion to help others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excited about the work they are doing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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