To the WNYCCCED Community

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

Caregiver Support Group (Meeting on Wednesdays 7pm - 8 pm): Register

Recovery Support Group (Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 7pm - 8pm): Register

Get ConnectED Social Support Group (Meeting on Thursdays 5pm - 6pm): Register

We will make announcements via Facebook Page, see our Facebook feed below, WNYCCCED website, and over email listings as groups are restarting. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Peer Mentor Michelle Morales (michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu 585-370-6703) and care manager, Kayla Bradford (kayla_bradford@urmc.rochester.edu 585-371-8406) will remain available for support via email or phone.

AND REMEMBER...social distancing does NOT mean disconnection. Nuture 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!

 

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.

Resources

recovery
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.

Caregivers
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.

Professionals
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.

Prevention
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

Please check back for more upcoming events.

WNYCCCED Ongoing Support Groups

Eating Disorder Education & Skills Group

(Facilitated by WNYCCCED’s Michelle Morales)

Location: Helen Wood Hall / School of Nursing, Loretta Ford Educational Wing, 255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642
Cost: This group is free and open to all
Email: WNYCCCEDCareManagement@urmc.rochester.edu
Call: 585-276-6102
Details: To aid in the healing process by providing:

  • Information about the causes, treatment and new findings from research related to eating disorders.
  • Problem-Solving strategies to deal with the difficulties that arise in interacting with and supporting an individual with an eating disorder on a daily basis.
  • Support regarding the conflict, denial, frustration, and other challenges that develop during the course of treatment that can lead to isolation.
  • Awareness in the community (for youth-servicing agencies, schools/colleges, health care providers) regarding the early signs of eating disorders and their effective management.
  • Rochester Eating Disorders Network Support Group

    (Facilitated by WNYCCCED’s Dr. Richard Kreipe)

    Location: Helen Wood Hall / School of Nursing, Loretta Ford Educational Wing, 255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642
    Cost: This group is free and open to all
    Email: WNYCCCEDCareManagement@urmc.rochester.edu
    Call: 585-276-6102
    Details: The Eating Disorder Network is dedicated to providing support, services and programs for family and friends of loved ones with eating disorders. Its members are primarily parents and loved ones of individuals affected by eating disorders, working in concert with health providers from the Strong Adolescent Eating Disorders Program. Family and friends connected to other community providers are also welcome. Support group activities are designed to complement the professional therapy that is usually required to treat these conditions.

    Moving Forward Life Coaching Group

    (Facilitated by WNYCCCED’s Life Coach Maggie Quinn)

    Location:
    11 N Goodman St, Suite 22
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Tuesday evening at 6:00

    Cost: This group is free and appropriate for individuals who have received treatment and are not experiencing acute symptoms.
    Email: maggie_quinn@URMC.Rochester.edu
    Text: 315-956-1862

    Details: This life coaching group focuses on discovering the authentic parts of yourself and helping you to see a vision for your future as you are transitioning back into school, work, and the community or if you just need support with connection to others in the community. This group is appropriate for individuals who have received treatment and are not experiencing acute symptoms. We will assist you in setting goals and developing a roadmap on how to reach them. We will work on your personal values to build confidence and self-awareness. In this group, you will learn how to shift how you see yourself and your opportunities. We will work on elevating the quality of your decision making so that you can create the outcomes you desire. Please join us and you will:

      • See yourself from an outsider’s point of view to understand what your gifts and strengths truly are.
      • Grow in your confidence to be who you are and stand for what you believe in, even when you are scared.
      • Get clarity on what you really want and work on a goal that will help you achieve it.

      Please contact Maggie Quinn to schedule a group screening.

    Other Area Support Groups

    Please note: Support groups offered outside of WNYCCCED may charge for their services.