The initiative to create The Foundation for Continued Treatment came from my personal experience. I battled for years against the eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, and was finally able to regain my health and life through the help of one of the best treatment facilities in the nation, Oliver-Pyatt Centers. With hard work, and the support I received from my treatment team, I was able to grow healthier, stronger, and cement the foundation for a lasting recovery.
While in residential treatment, I saw several peers and friends who had to leave early because the cost of treatment became too difficult to bear. I also saw the treatment professionals at Oliver-Pyatt do everything in their power to work with insurance companies and families in order to allow the patients to stay as long as they needed to. Despite their great efforts, at times a patient would have to leave. It was heartbreaking for the patient, the treatment team, and the families. Seeing these experiences gave me the desire and determination to help others acquire the finances needed to complete the treatment they deserve.
Through financial donations, The Foundation for Continued Treatment funds individuals in this specific area of need so they can build their own foundation for lasting recovery.