The Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) provides a full range of services that augment direct treatment services offered at programs located across the continuum of care in the community. Many of our staff are co-located at these programs, including at The Healing Connection and at the Golisano Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program.

All WNYCCCED services are provided at no charge under a grant from the NYS Office of Mental Health

If you are seeking treatment, you may contact these programs directly or contact our Care Manager who can assist you with finding the appropriate level of treatment, help with insurance questions and support you and your loved ones through the process.

To ensure continuity of the care & the provision of transitional services the Care Manager maintains communication between the patient/family and the treatment team, provides referrals, offers linkage to community resources, can teach life & recovery skills, and acts as one-on-one support as needed. The Care Manager can also coordinate roles between behavioral health and medical care providers and offer eating disorder education to an individual's supports, school, workplace, treatment team members, and loved ones.

The care manager also facilitates a bi-monthly group for siblings of loved ones with eating disorders.

Email our Care Manager: Jennifer Dry DeSanto or

Call: (585) 276-6102

The Parent Peer Mentor has first-hand experience as a parent of a child living with an eating disorder. The Peer Mentor will help family members address the specific needs, concerns, and challenges of caregiving for a loved one diagnosed with an eating disorder.The Peer Mentor can assess family needs and develop interventions, provide support, and teach skills that will result in more effective communication and use of family-based treatment.

​Caregiver Network Support Group run by Michelle Morales & Dr. Richard Kreipe taking place on the every Wednesday from @ 7-8 pm via Zoom


Caregiver skills workshops are free and offered several times per year by our Care Manager and Parent Peer Mentor.

For more information, visit our list of Support Groups.

Life coaching helps clients to clarify life values and identify and achieve life goals. Life coaching is especially helpful for transitions, e.g. beginning or returning to college, starting a new job or returning to work, and/or beginning a new relationship. Connecting with a life coach allows individuals in to continue working on other aspects of their life while also finding support in recovery from an eating disorder. There are both group-based and individual offerings.

The young adult peer mentor acts as a resource and sounding board offering support and information to help individuals navigate recovery. The peer mentor is able to share personal experiences and support others in identifying challenges, strengths, and needs in order to move ahead.

For more information about our Recovery Support Group, visit our list of Support Groups.

The Body Project is a group-based intervention, developed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), that provides a forum for high school girls and college-aged women to confront unrealistic appearance ideals and develop healthy body image and self-esteem. It has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating.

For more information, please contact:


Call: (585) 276-6102

Creative arts therapies often offer a new way for individuals to connect with themselves and others. WNYCCCED offers both Art and Music Therapy.

For additional information see Recovery Support.


Current offering:


Who: Young adults with eating disorders (18 + older)

When: Every other Thursday (excluding 2024 Holidays):

2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12/2024

Time: 6:30p – 7:30p

Where: School of Nursing / Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642

           Loretta E. Ford Wing, Classroom 1w.509


Expect to explore and use MUSIC (listening, creation) and DISCUSSION to:


Contact us for more info:

  • No music experience needed AT ALL Participate at your own comfort level

FREE (Instruments provided)


Saunders Research Building

265 Crittenden Boulevard

Rochester, NY 14642

Lot 14* (this is next to Helen Wood Hall)

The WNYCCCED provides education primarily through two Project® ECHO Eating Disorders series. Project ECHO® Eating Disorders is an ongoing, virtual learning community. Participants gain knowledge and increase their skills in preventing, identifying and responding to disordered eating, body dissatisfaction concerns and eating disorders, the most fatal kind of mental disorder. Evidence-based approaches and best practices in eating disorder care inform all case discussions and teaching.

Project ECHO® Eating Disorders participants include medical providers, behavioral and mental health providers, college health providers, sports/athletics professionals and other interested professionals. Sessions are held twice monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

For more information and to register: 

School-based Project ECHO® Eating Disorders was developed to educate K-12 school staff and other professionals who work with this age group in the community. Sessions are held monthly on second Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

For more information and to register: 

For more information, click on the links above or contact our Health Project Coordinator at

Our team is available to visit your organization to provide educational presentations on eating disorder topics, including:

  • Screening, assessment and management of eating disorders for primary care providers, dentists, dental hygienists, school/college health and counseling providers, and behavioral health care providers.
  • Biopsychosocial risk factors that contribute to and perpetuate eating disorders.
  • Family-based approaches to treating eating disorders.
  • Eating disorders as diseases of disconnection: A relational/motivational approach to understanding and treating eating disorders.
  • Promotion of body esteem and self-esteem to prevent eating disorders.

Request a presentation by emailing or call (585) 276-6102.