A statewide, automated text line which will connect individuals, caregivers, providers and educators with resource related to eating disorders and recovery.
About the cause
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!!!!
Thanks to our generous donors and Thrivent Financial for providing a matching campaign, we have successfully been able to raise $20,000 to fund this text line!
EDCI has identified a significant need to better connect Iowans with information, resources and treatment providers. The number one piece of feedback that we receive from our community is that there is not enough awareness regarding eating disorders - including the harmful effects of diet culture and the impact of these concerns on the individual and family. A text-based application would be a new opportunity to quickly, efficiently and effectively get up-to-date resources in the hands of caregivers, educators or providers.
Our plan is to coordinate with local and state organizations to ensure that this text number becomes a widely-used resource for individuals, organizations and mental/physical health centers to reference and share.
Development of this text line and the resources which will be distributed is underway. Look for announcements for when this text line will go live in early 2023!