In my experience, eating disorder recovery is a living, breathing thing. It requests daily awareness and periodic reflection….The Eating Disorder Foundation provides a space for this to happen, in an environment that merges support with hope, strength, wisdom and possibility. – K.M.
The Eating Disorder Foundation was founded in 2003 to become an effective resource in the prevention of eating disorders through education, support and advocacy.
The organization started with a single support group devoted to the families and friends of those suffering from eating disorders. At the time, no other non-profit organization in the Denver area was devoted solely to issues involving eating disorders or to providing no-cost support to those with eating disorders, as well as to their friends and families. From 2003 until 2012, EDF operated out of a small office in Denver’s Cherry Creek area, expanding its support groups, developing educational materials for Colorado schools, providing networking and information sharing for eating disorder professionals and addressing a broad array of individual needs and inquiries. In 2012, EDF moved into its new headquarters in Denver’s Uptown/City Park neighborhood. Dubbed “A Place of Our Own,” the newly renovated, homelike facility enabled EDF to include new programs and accommodate drop-in visits while providing a welcoming environment for those attending support groups, workshops and classes. Throughout its history and with the help of a committed core of volunteers, EDF has continued to sharpen its mission and expand its programs, but remains dedicated to rebuilding lives by creating recovery-oriented communities of understanding.