Did you know?

Eating disorders are not defined solely by weight. They may occur in people of all shapes, sizes, and weights.

Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment..

Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses..

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are critical.

Treatment Resources

For treatment resources in New York State, please see the Connect With Us section of our website.

Treatment Resources outside of New York State

The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) website has a tool for locating services throughout the United States. Please visit the site to find services in your area, or call your local or state health department to ask about local treatment resources.

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has a webpage about treatment options that may help to guide your search.


Michelle Morales Michelle Morales, our WNYCCCED Parent Peer Mentor is the 2020 What’s Great in Our State Honoree in the Family/Caregiver category! Michelle and other honorees were recognized for their dedication and work with families and youth during the “What’s Great in Our State- A Celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness” event that occurred on October 15, 2020. This annual event recognizes the outstanding work that individuals and organizations do to create positive mental health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, communities, and families in NY state.  Congratulations, Michelle!

2021 Conference Information

The NY State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders with funding from the NY State Office of Mental Health sponsored their annual state conference 2021 on December 3, 2021:
Managing the Complexity of Eating Disorders

Presenters represented three statewide New York Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders, Albany Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center/Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Presentation topics addressed:

  • the impact of COVID on people with eating disorders
  • atypical anorexia
  • treating co-morbidities, including anxiety, depression and OCD
  • incorporating mindfulness into treatment and recovery
  • using NG tube feedings in the home environment


For Recovery

Get the help and services you need on your road to recovery. We offer care management, life coaching, and peer mentoring at no cost, and we can connect you to other resources, support groups and treatment options throughout the region.

For Caregivers

Discover how best to help your loved one with recovery, and connect with others through Caregiver Workshops, Parent Peer Mentoring, and Family & Sibling Support Groups.

For Professionals

Build your knowledge and skills about eating disorders and bring it to your practice or organization with educational presentations or Project ECHO®’s teleconference presentations.

For Prevention

By working together we can make the changes required at home, at school, and in the community to promote wellness and prevent body dissatisfaction, unhealthy weight control practices and eating disorders.

Events and Support Groups

WNYCCCED Upcoming Events

Join us for the Second Annual Healing Connection Fundraiser

Help raise funds for local eating disorder treatment programs.

Music—Open Mic—Local Beer—Food Truck—Lawn Games—Silent Auction—Popcorn Raffle— 50 / 50

Saturday, July 29th 2023
Kettle Ridge Farm
515 Log Cabin Rd, Victor NY

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WNYCCCED Ongoing Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 related limitations, all in-person meetings and groups run by WNYCCCED have been switched to "virtual" online meetings.

Eating Disorder Network Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Time: Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Password: 1277
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 210 361 1690

New Maudsley Skills Workshops for Carers

Supporting our loved one who has an eating disorder can feel overwhelming, confusing and uncertain. The WNYCCCED will be offering a free workshop to equip carers with knowledge and skills needed to support their loved one. The workshop follows the evidence-based manual “Caring for A Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-based Training Manual” By Jenny Langley, Gill Todd and Janet Treasure. We will focus on increasing knowledge about the illness, enhancing carers strengths while promoting necessary self-care, improving communication skills and learning effective skills to strengthen treatment.

Upcoming Workshop dates:

Please check back for upcoming dates.

Participants will need to attend all four sessions to fully benefit from content.

If you would like to attend, please provide me with your intent of interest and contact information for each person interested in joining. This workshop is recommended for any caregivers directly supporting their loved one’s recovery. Especially, both parents, grandparents and spouses. Space is limited and participants will be registered on a fist come first serve basis.
Workshops will be conducted using Zoom. Once we have received your intent of interest, you will be provided with a confirmation email by 11.15.21. with the necessary information to join the workshop.

This workshop will be offered on an ongoing basis so there will be other opportunities to join again should the class fill up. We also encourage you to join our Caregiver Support Group which often contains information provided in the workshop.
I am happy to answer any question about this opportunity. Please feel free to contact me.

Michelle Morales
WNYCCCED Parent Peer Mentor
E: michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu
Website: www.nyeatingdisorders.org
P: 585-370-6703

Adolescent Recovery Support Group

Date: 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

Time: 7-8:00pm

Zoom Link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urmc.zoom.us/j/92362135134?pwd=Mjd4bjBxSVh5dlc0cGI4UUlsMFROZz09Passcode: 938817

Or Telephone:
    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 923 6213 5134

Adult Recovery Support Group

Date: 4th Tuesday of Every Month

Time: 7-8:00pm

Zoom Link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urmc.zoom.us/j/737170298?pwd=cVV3eVV0S3FtcVY4YWJjdzl3NEV1UT09Passcode: 980077

Or Telephone:
    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

  Meeting ID: 737 170 298

We will make announcements via Facebook Page, see our Facebook feed below. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Peer Mentor Michelle Morales (michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu 585-370-6703) will remain available for support via email or phone.

AND REMEMBER...social distancing does NOT mean disconnection. Nurture your connections by calling a loved one, spending some time in nature, or reaching out for support. We can get through this if we are here for each other!