Find or Start a Chapter
Project HEAL currently has over 40 Chapters throughout the United States (US), Canada, and Australia. These Chapters operate at the college/university and region/community levels. All Chapters seek to promote the mission and values of Project HEAL, primarily focusing their efforts on raising funds for our treatment assistance program and peer-led support program, Communities of HEALing (COH). Additionally, Chapters strive to aid in the prevention efforts of eating disorders by offering the Body Project, an evidence-based eating disorder prevention program, as well as educating their local communities about the dangers of eating disorders, promote healthy body image and self esteem, provide a greater understanding of what recovering from an eating disorder entails and encourage those impacted by eating disorders to believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible.
In April 2018, Project HEAL shared the exciting news with our volunteers and supporters that we will be adjusting the structure of all Project HEAL chapters to focus on offering localized support and resources to help those affected by eating disorders. Instead of focusing primarily on fundraising, Project HEAL chapters will provide localized programs that have been identified as lacking in that community based on the findings of community needs assessments conducted by the chapter, such as having a local COH group offered by the chapter or the chapter providing insurance navigation to members of that community seeking coverage for eating disorder treatment.
With this transition in place, Project HEAL will not open any new chapters until most active chapters have migrated to this new structure. We will have a better sense of the timeline and when we will be reopening the chapter application in early 2019.
In the meantime, we encourage all who are interested in starting a chapter to consider joining our team as a Project HEAL Ambassador, as an ultimate goal of this position is to generate enough community support and volunteer interest to start a chapter (essentially laying the groundwork to launch a new chapter).
We recognize this pause in our chapter application may be disappointing and truly apologize for that. We are grateful for your support and would love to have you get involved in another capacity our chapters go through some exciting changes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Ali Hougnou, our Director of Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.