Alice Grisham, Kathryn Fant and Kim Wiza, founders of EDEN, developed these programs in 1995 as a result of their own personal battles with serious eating disorders and with the belief that access to positive, community-based programs could have accelerated their own recoveries.

Todd’s Services is donating One-Million Dollars to local non profit organizations through their 3% Give Back to the Community Program.

How Does it Work?

When anyone hires TSI and mentions EDEN’s participation in the 3% Give Back to the Community Program, TSI will donate 3% of the total contract price (up to $600 max) to EDEN.

A special thank you to Brian and Debbie Leek for mentioning EDEN as their charity to TSI. Their support helped EDEN receive $420 from TSI.

Grants

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will provide matching funding (up to $2500) to communities to market and launch EDEN’s Programs. 2005-2006

EDEN also received grants from the Community Foundation of JacksonThe Hurst Foundation and the Fay Family for the delivery of EDEN programs in the community of Jackson, MI. 2004

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation awarded EDEN three year grants specifically to expand EDEN Process Modules into new communities. 2001-2004.

Founding Principles

1. Recognize and accept that disordered eating (prolonged dieting) and eating disorder behaviors are detrimental to your well being, including your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects.

2. Decide to change your behaviors through healthy and positive choices.

3. Communicate openly and honestly; it is important to ask for help.

4. Be supportive of other members; only positive alternatives are an option.

5. Assist in fulfilling EDEN’s mission either through donations or volunteer activities.

6. Be the best you can be.  Recognize your individual strengths and limitations.

7. Get to know and accept yourself.

8. Resist the impulse to control people and activities around you; apply the law of least effort.

9. Be aware that what you desire may not be in the best interest of EDEN or its members.

10. Develop a plan for the future.  Recognize and celebrate the successes along the way.

11. Think of life as an exciting journey.

12. Have a sense of humor.