Project HEAL Announces Open Enrollment for Life-Saving Eating Disorder Treatment Grant and Welcomes New Board Member Applications for the 2014 second quarter will be accepted through April 30
NEW YORK CITY- March 5, 2014 – Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live, spreads eating disorder awareness, advocacy and provides hope that with proper treatment, recovery is possible. Founded by two women when they were 15 years old, this not-for-profit organization funds inpatient, residential and intensive outpatient treatment for those suffering from eating disorders who want to recover but cannot afford treatment. The second application quarter of 2014 coincides with newly inducted Project HEAL Board Member, Laura Schlosberg. The application process will extend through April 30 and is open to the public, internationally. To be considered for this life-saving financial assistance grant, applicants are asked to indicate their desired level of treatment, preferences for place of treatment and describe their motivation for wanting to receive treatment.
Since the organization’s founding in 2008, Project HEAL has raised over $300,000 to provide eating disorder treatment for those who want to recover but do not have the resources to do so. With over 30 million men and women suffering in the United States, access to proper eating disorder treatment can cost as much as $30,000 per patient and is not covered by most healthcare providers.
“With Project HEAL’s signature financial assistance program we work to provide treatment and promote positive body image. We advocate for a more accepting and just mental healthcare system, and together we are truly saving lives”, comments Project HEAL Co-Founder, Liana Rosenman. People who suffer from an eating disorder can recover if they are able to receive comprehensive treatment. Project HEAL knows this 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.
A welcome addition to the organization’s Board of Directors, Laura Schlosberg, PhD has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education; bridging academic affairs, student life, and central administration at Duke University and Harvard College. As an advisor, instructor, dean and mentor, Laura has worked closely with undergraduate students for over a decade. She joins Project HEAL’s Board of Directors at a crucial time of expansion and growth as Project HEAL strives to raise eating disorder awareness and provide even more applicants with the treatment they so desperately need.
To apply for Project HEAL’s financial assistance grant, download the application at www.theprojectheal.org. Project HEAL’s Clinical Advisory Board, a multidisciplinary group of experts who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders will review all applications shortly after the application deadline of April 30, 2014. The financial assistance grant will be rewarded by June 1 of this year.
Project HEAL encourages individuals to unite to end the misconceptions linked with eating disorders by providing a source of awareness, recovery and hope. To learn more about ways to support Project HEAL visitwww.theprojectheal.org or contact Project HEAL Executive Director; Sara Brody at Sara@theprojectheal.org.
Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live (www.theprojectheal.org) is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide financial assistance grants for those with eating disorders who are unable to afford treatment. Project HEAL founders, Liana Rosenman, 22 and Kristina Staffran, 21 met while undergoing their own treatment for anorexia nervosa when they were 15 years old. The two young women helped each other to reach full recovery and were inspired to help others do the same. Since the organization’s founding in 2008, Project HEAL has raised over $300,000, been able to provide full treatment for many grant recipients and continues to promote healthy body image and self- esteem in the hopes of preventing future eating disorders.