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What does eating disorder recovery look like?

Eating disorder recovery is possible. Our free community events are forums where you can connect with others going through similar experiences and learn about treatment and recovery. Join us and tap into the energy and joy that happens when food is just food and healthy living leads the way.

Recovery Nights


Join us for Recovery Night

Hear speakers share their personal stories of dedication and perseverance on the road to recovery from eating disorders. Speakers include Emily Program staff, former clients, and community members. Recovery Night is free and open to the public; anyone is invited to attend, including clients, support people, and the community. We know healing is not an easy journey but you can find hope here. Find the Recovery Night schedule below.



St. Paul – Como (6:30 PM):

2265 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Upcoming dates: currently on hold

St. Paul Adolescent & Young Adult – Toogood (6:00 PM):

2230 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Upcoming dates: currently on hold



Seattle (6:00-7:30 PM):

1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98109  

Upcoming dates: currently on hold

Share your recovery story

Your experience on the path to recovery can inspire others and affirm that there is hope. If you are willing to share your recovery story in a genuine and honest way, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

St. Paul (Como), MN

Kelsey Stephens
1-888-364-5977 ext. 1146

St. Paul (Toogood), MN

Lucy Chermak
1-888-364-5977 ext. 1934

Seattle, WA

Kelsey Thomas
1-888-364-5977 ext. 1808

ED 101: Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery

We know how overwhelming an eating disorder diagnosis can be for families and friends. The terminology. The process. The uncertainties. Share an evening with us to learn about eating disorders, our personalized treatment programs, and the path to recovery. Our knowledgeable staff at The Emily Program answer common concerns of families and friends facing eating disorder issues for the first time. You’ll leave with valuable resources and a better understanding of this serious mental health issue. We recommend family and friends who are new to eating disorders attend this session at least once before joining a Family & Friends Support Group for a better experience in the group.

Virtual Event: Free Eating Disorders 101, Hosted by Gretchen Coleman, MS, RD, CD of our Seattle outpatient location: 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT

Upcoming dates: Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th, Jan. 14th, Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, May 8th. Join us via Zoom. Passcode: 990321


Free Family & Friends Sessions

The Emily Program offers free evening Family and Friends Support Groups open to the public. No need to register; just drop in.

Virtual Event: Friends and Family Night, Hosted by Melissa Harmon, MA, LMHC, Program Coordinator at our Seattle outpatient location: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PT.

Upcoming dates: Nov. 5th, Dec. 3rd, Jan. 7th, Feb. 4th, Mar. 4th, Apr. 1st, May 6th. Join us via Zoom. Passcode: 148410

And: Nov. 19th, Dec. 17th, Jan. 21st, Feb. 18th, Mar. 18th, Apr. 15th, May 20th. Join us via Zoom. Passcode: 148410


"Emily Program Experts" Recovery Series

These community-based discussions around recovery are led by clinicians from The Emily Program.



Seattle (6:00-7:30 PM):

1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98109  

Upcoming dates: Please check back for upcoming dates

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