Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live (www.theprojectheal.org), is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that raises money for people with eating disorders who are not able to afford treatment, and provides them with treatment scholarship funds so that they can get the help they need.
Additionally, Project HEAL promotes healthy body image and self-esteem in hopes of preventing future eating disorders. The co-founders, Kristina and Liana, speak regularly at high schools, hospital programs and panel talks, sharing their personal stories and educating peers on eating disorders.
They serve as mentors to both young girls who are battling eating disorders and “normal” teenage girls who experience low self-esteem, as well as consultants to parents, siblings, friends, and treatment providers dealing with these disorders. They show sufferers that recovery can be attained, and inspire all people to look beyond physical appearances. There are currently twenty chapters of Project HEAL at high schools and colleges across the United States and Canada that work to spread the mission and values of Project HEAL, hosting local fundraisers.
Applications for treatment scholarships are taken several times throughout the year when funds are available. For information on applying for a treatment scholarship, visit http://www.theprojectheal.org/what-we-do/our-scholarship-progra/.
For more information on Project Heal, visit http://www.theprojectheal.org.