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                  September 2015

A special Thank You to our donors!

"EDRC's efforts align with Kaiser Permanente's mission 
of improving the health and well-being of our community Kaiser's grant of $15,000 will support EDRC's Support and Recovery Program."
- Amy Aken, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Sr. Community Benefit Specialist.

"El Camino Hospital is pleased to support EDRC.
Thank you for the excellent work your center provides.
We appreciate having your expert team of volunteers
and resources available for our hospital, our community
and our partners."

-Barbara Avery, Director, Community Benefit, El Camino Hospital.

We hope you will join our new monthly online giving program, participate HERE and become a friend for life!

NAMI in Santa Clara is expanding its program to those struggling with Eating Disorders

The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) in Santa Clara is expanding its highly successful Peer PALS program to those struggling with eating disorders. This innovative program pairs people in recovery from mental illnesses with trained, paid peer mentors. Goals of the program include: alleviating loneliness and isolation; increasing comfort in social situations; increasing self-esteem; and conveying lifestyle habits that promote and maintain recovery.                             

For more information contact: Reverend Cindy McCalmont, Peer PALS Advisor at (408) 453-0400 Ext. 3035 e-mail:

Volunteer Spotlight   

 Jennifer Medina is a Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern (PCCI) pursuing her professional licensure (LPCC), and a former professional soccer coach and player/athlete.  As a soccer coach and now as a clinician, Jennifer has a passion for and is committed to working with those struggling with eating disorders. Jennifer particularly finds great enjoyment working with the EDRC running and/or co-facilitating several of their support groups.

"I feel genuinely humbled and thankful for the opportunity to get to work with Janice and others involved with EDRC to run support groups where those struggling with an eating disorder can be provided a safe space to offer and receive understanding, encouragement, inspiration and hope to/from others."  - Jennifer Medina.

Claire Thomas has enjoyed working with EDRC since 2013. She is passionate about raising awareness of eating disorders and helping connect sufferers, their families and friends with information and support.
Claire facilitates bimonthly suppo
rt groups as wells providing education and advocacy for eating disorders in the local community.
Claire is currently retraining as a psychotherapist and is a graduate s
tudent at Palo Alto University.
"EDRC does great work across the Bay Area and I am proud to contribute to its mission. The road to recovery from an eating disorder can be very challenging, but organizations like EDRC can help by providing support, connection and hope." - Claire Thomas.

In the News:

When insurance companies deny the mentally ill the treatment their doctors prescribe, seriously ill people are often discharged, and can be a danger to themselves or others.

Reading books about Anorexia -- "Anorexia, the impossible subject" by Alice Gregory 

Eating disorders legislation has just been introduced with bipartisan sponsorship for the first time in over a decade. Read Why Anna Westin Act of 2015 Matters

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Feature Websites:

Healthy Teen Project

The Healthy Teen Project provides holistic care that supports adolescents and their families in finding new and healthy ways of living.

Addiction Treatment
Are you dealing with an addiction? Is someone in your family needing treatment for an addiction? Addiction comes in many forms, and it affects everyone who comes in contact with the addict. The good news is that addiction can be treated.

Emerge Body Image
Emerge programs aim to empower individuals to seek health and thriving as the desired endpoint, rather than unattainable appearance goals.

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