From The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 2/1/11

From The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 2/1/11
We are pleased to provide you with the following list of scholarships for Eating Disorders Treatment. You
will find the list at the bottom of the email after the closing. If you have any questions feel free to call or
email us.
Please understand that the list we have collected below consist entirely of independent organizations with
no affiliation with NEDA. We’ve simply researched online and provided the list that we found to you. We
do not screen the organizations or provide any evaluation or endorsement. If you choose to apply for the
services provided by the organization please choose carefully.
Please check out this page for more information regarding financial issues and eating disorders.
For some families, buying insurance is the first step to getting affordable care. If you are considering
buying insurance, the following government website can help you explore your options: . You may need to pay special attention to coverage as all plans do not cover eating
For others an insurance policy has refused to pay for treatment. In such cases, the family may choose to
appeal the denial. Learn more about insurance issues in our parent toolkit.
Also note that affordable care is sometimes available by applying to research studies searching for
participants. Within the "Get Help Today" area of our website you will also be able to look up support
groups and research study information. For more research studies see the following government website:
Overcoming an eating disorder and taking the necessary steps toward recovery takes a great deal of tenacity
and strength. I commend you on the success you have had thus far and encourage you to continue seeking
treatment and professional support.
If you or your loved one are feeling suicidal, you should get help IMMEDIATELY. Call 911, go to the
emergency room, or contact a crisis line (1-800-273-TALK, or 1-800-273-8255). Emergency Rooms are
required by law to provide for anyone in need emergency care regardless of their financial means.
A person does not have to be underweight to have an eating disorder or to require emergency medical care
for one.
If you or your loved one are experiencing any of the following seek medical help immediately:
• accidentally or deliberately caused themselves a physical injury
• become suicidal
• confused thinking and is not making any sense
• delusions (false beliefs) or hallucinations (experiencing things that aren’t there)
• disoriented; doesn’t know what day it is, where they are or who they are
• vomiting several times a day or has uncontrollable vomiting or diarrhea
• experiencing dizziness or fainting spells
• too weak to walk or collapses
• painful muscle spasms
• complaining of chest pain or having trouble breathing
• blood in their bowel movements, urine or vomit
• a body mass index (BMI) of less than 16
• an irregular heart beat or very low heart beat (less than 50 beats per minute)
• cold or clammy skin indicating a low body temperature or has a body temperature of
less than 35 degrees Celsius/95 degrees Fahrenheit
Or any other serious medical concerns
If you or someone you love is admitted to a hospital inform the staff immediately everything you know
concerning the eating disorder or they will not be able to accurately treat the symptoms.
We also offer lists of doctors, psychologists and counselors, nutritionists and more on our website. To find
a list of professionals in your area, please visit the "Get Help Today" section of our website at:
Select “Find a support group or treatment provider.”
Read the disclaimer and click that you "I have read and accept this disclaimer."
You will be taken to the area of the site where you can look up outpatient referrals and support groups by
state, inpatient referrals nationwide as well as research studies offering free treatment as an alternative
affordable option.
Choose your state.
Click "Search."
You will get a list of treatment options (in zip code order).
Click on the name of the person or treatment center to see more details about their services--including
whether or not they offer support groups.
Please know that NEDA’s Toll Free Information and Referral Helpline is open Monday through Friday
from 8:30am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time and has volunteers who are ready to offer basic information,
support finding treatment in your area or any other question you may have. Call now. You don’t have to be
alone any longer.
Join NEDA today!
Join today and receive regular e-alerts and keep up with the latest information on STAR Program and
advocacy efforts, Annual NEDA Conference for families and professionals, Parent, Family & Friends
Network, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Media Watchdog program updates, Fundraising
efforts and more.
Scholarships for Eating Disorders Treatment:
Canopy Cove Treatment Center
13305 Mahan Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Offers $5000 scholarship certificate
C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery
Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation Education
A Clinical Program of Professional Training Association
321 Northlake Blvd. Suite 102
North Palm Beach FL, 33408
Qualified counselors are standing by, toll free:
9:00am – 10:00 pm Daily
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission (NJ)
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625- 0728
(609) 292-0600
Family Information Line: 1-800-335-FUND (3863)
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission (MA)
(800) 882-1435
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Email: [email protected]
Center for Eating Disorders
111 North First St.
Suite 2
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
[email protected]
Offer Scholarships: “Support the CED Treatment Scholarship Program! CED is dedicated to providing
affordable services to the uninsured. Help make specialized treatment available to all who need it. Please
contribute to our treatment scholarship program by sending a check to: CED, 111 North First Street, Suite
2, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. (Please make check out to: CED Scholarships)”
The coverage for all foundation
Are you or someone you know eligible for free or low cost health coverage? The Foundation for Health
Coverage Education® (FHCE) offers four unique ways to help you find health coverage in your area:
The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders
An internationally recognized program with nearly thirty years of commitment to the research and
treatment of eating disorders. Founded by Dr. B. Timothy Walsh, now the Director of Clinical
Therapeutics, the Center is currently under the leadership of Dr. Evelyn Attia. Our multidisciplinary team
has unparalleled expertise in cutting edge research, which is used to provide as well as develop innovative
The Eating Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Eating Disorders Clinic
Unit 98
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
[email protected]
You can receive free treatment if you are eligible for their research studies. They are a nationally
recognized treatment/research program.
The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships through funding from charitable donations.
F.R.E.E.D. (Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders) Foundation
A foundation that raises money for scholarships to help people fund treatment for eating disorders. This
organization also provides support for families and patients when insurance denials block access to care.
Gail Schoenbach, NY
[email protected]
His Mansion Ministries
Christian Counseling And Residential Care
His Mansion offers Christian counseling and long term residential care for those with addiction and
substance abuse problems. We help men and women between 18-35 years old who are struggling with
substance abuse, sexual addiction, pornography, eating disorders, depression disorders and other mental
health issues.
Kalana Scholarship for the Aloha Healing Retreats
[email protected]
Partial scholarship that covers $300 per week stayed at their facility.
The Kirsten Haglund Foundation
New foundation may not be yet ready to offer assistance.
Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc.
2250 Satellite Blvd.
Suite 100
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Office: 770-495-9775
Fax: 770-495-9745
[email protected]
Manna Scholarship Fund, Incorporated (MSF, INC) was developed in order to provide direct payment of
inpatient treatment costs due to inadequate insurance coverage for people with eating disorders. This effort
is due to help fray the high cost of specialized care and to avoid the often difficult decisions to be made for
families of ED patients (ongoing treatment for seriously ill patient versus exorbitant cost of care). Our
desire is that all recipients, and eventually, all individuals who have been personally affected by an eating
disorder, will receive the appropriate care to help them eliminate their eating disorder altogether.
Mercy Ministries
Our free-of-charge program serves a diverse population of young women from various socio-economic
backgrounds, aged 13-28. Many of the girls, who come to Mercy for help, are facing a combination of
debilitating circumstances and have been in various treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term
results. We are committed to providing the young women we serve with the most excellent program
services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Our
non-conventional approach to healing allows young women to permanently stop destructive cycles and
prepares them to take hope out into their communities
Mercy Ministries of America
Corporate Office
PO Box 111060
Nashville, TN
Tel: 1-(615)-831-6987
General Fax: 1-(615)-315-9749
Admissions Fax: 1-(615)-831-9953
Email us at: [email protected]
Moonshadow’s Spirit
[email protected]
Moonshadow's Spirit, Inc. offers need-based financial assistance to individuals with an eating disorder
diagnosis who are seeking treatment at residential facilities (hospitals or privately owned) or intensive
partial hospitalization program facilities.
Project HEAL; Help to Eat, Accept, and Live
[email protected]
Organization raising funds to help people pay for treatment.
Shoreline Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery
Scholarship Fund
191 Argonne Ave.
Suite 3
Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: 562-434-6007
Serving Los Angeles and Orange County, California
*We are currently developing our scholarship fund. * Scholarships will soon be available. Please check
back regularly for updates and information.
Something Fishy- How Will I Pay?
Provides scholarships through funding from charitable donations.
International Resources
The Butterfly Foundation
PO Box 453
Malvern VIC 3144 Australia
(03) 9822 5771
Fax (03) 9822 5776
[email protected]
Provides support, including financially, for Australians who suffer from an eating disorder.
Shelley’s Angels Society
Phone: 604.552.4363
Fax: 604.552.7709
Email: [email protected]
2300 - 2850 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3C 6K5
Provides fundraising, research, support and education for those in need of private counselling for eating
disorders, treatment or peer support.
Serenity Loans
HealthOne Financial