Project HEAL was started by two 15 year girls who met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa when they were both 13 years old. Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran overcame their eating disorders and through that process they decided to create Project HEAL to help others dealing with eating disorders.
According to their website: At the age of 15, they founded Project HEAL to raise money for others suffering with eating disorders who want to recover but are unable to afford treatment. Unfortunately, insurance coverage for eating disorders is severely lacking, leaving many unable to get the help they need.
“Recovery is possible. When people who suffer from an eating disorder are able to receive comprehensive treatment, they CAN regain a healthy relationship with food and live full and happy lives. Project HEAL knows this is true through the first- hand experience of its founders, supporters and volunteers, as well as through the testimonials and success stories of the organization’s grant recipients. ~ Founders Liana & Kristina ~
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. With the lack of insurance coverage, many families are unable to afford the costs for treatment. Project HEAL is a source many families can use to assist them with grants to cover costs. The deadlines to apply for grants this year are:
If you are suffereing from an eating disorder or suspect or know someone that is, call the Crisis Call Center 24/7 at 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
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