ABOUT THE JOY PROJECT
The Joy Project is a non-profit organization that aims to empower people with eating disorders by providing real-world, workable strategies and tools for recovery. We provide support, conduct research, and represent the survivor voice in the greater eating disorder advocacy community.
What We Do
We believe that connection is a key aspect of recovery, and there is strength in numbers. We leverage the collective wisdom of survivors and their stories to be shared and used to inspire others as they work through their own recovery process.
We understand that recovery is a unique experience and the right treatment is whatever works for the individual person. As a result, we actively promote a variety of methods and strategies for treatment and recovery so that each individual can find a pathway that fits their unique individual needs.
We provide a variety of no-cost resources for people affected by eating disorders, including a weekly in-person support group, Facebook support group, and an online resource archive which includes information and self-help tools.
We stay informed on the cutting edge of new developments in the scientific understanding of eating disorders. In addition, we conduct qualitative studies, collecting information about the lived experience of eating disorder survivors. We share this with the greater research community in the hopes of inspiring further studies.
Our information is rooted in scientific research as well as lived experience. The Joy Project strives to be an unbiased source of information on all things related to eating disorders. We conduct educational workshops and provide information via our website.
Communities are strongest when their members have an active voice. At The Joy Project, we actively request feedback from the population we serve in order to ensure that our programming is successful in meeting their needs. Our volunteers, board of directors, and message board moderators all consist of individuals who’ve experienced/are experiencing eating disorders.