One Hope Project’s mission is to walk alongside clients on their journey to recovery from eating disorders through education, intervention, and treatment.
The average person diagnosed with an eating disorder is more often found to be at a “normal” weight or even larger-bodied, versus appearing emaciated. If you are concerned about someone’s eating or exercising behavior, be careful about letting weight or body size/shape influence your judgment about whether you should encourage them to seek treatment.
Only young, white, teenage girls, from high socio-economic families have eating disorders.Learn More
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They effect people across all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. There is a tendency for people struggling with eating disorders to be younger, but it effects people of all ages. A majority of people diagnosed with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 26. For those who are diagnosed later in life, they may have developed an eating disorder when they were younger but did not seek or have treatment available. Approximately 20 to 30% of those with eating disorders are male.
Eating disorders can be caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. Genetic studies show they can be inherited. Understanding that having an eating disorder is not a choice can play a crucial role in one's recovery.
One Hope Project seeks to ensure clients have the best opportunity for a full and successful recovery; therefore, access to and affordability should never be a barrier to receiving the treatment a client deserves and their family or loved ones need.