MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. MEDA's mission is to prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.
MEDA envisions a society that accepts all body types, understands the need for a more diversified approach to care and explores alternative means to allow people to fully recover.
We are an organization that shows Respect.
We believe in the value, worth, and dignity of all people. In addition, MEDA espouses respect of one's self and adhering to these concepts intra-personally. We respect the diversity of races and cultures, belief systems and practices, and the different religious faiths of the people and communities we serve. We accept others as fellow human beings, affirm the rights of others, foster a safe environment, and maintain integrity during our interaction with others.
We are an organization that facilitates Collaboration.
We cooperate with other service providers and other systems that also give support and care to the clients and communities we serve. Through collaboration we foster the trust that is essential to building relationships. We endeavor to model leadership, teamwork, and organizational competency while we build strong working relationships and connections with other providers, and organizations to best serve our clients and communities.
We are an organization that demonstrates Compassion.
We believe in a model of full recovery in which we all participate. In responding to illness we find an opportunity for caring, connection, and compassion present in relationships. We feel this extends not only to those seeking help, but also to friends, families, neighbors, and caregivers. We seek to empower, and are committed to showing empathy and hope for all people.