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Are you looking for a recovery-focused atmosphere where you can get support and feedback from other individuals and families working to heal from eating disorders?

At the Center for Eating Disorders we understand that eating disorders can often lead to confusion, frustration and loneliness for all involved. That’s why we offer free weekly support groups to help bring people together in a safe and supportive space to seek hope, ask questions, trade motivation, and focus on recovery.

Free Eating Disorders Support Group ~ WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday (Except Holidays)*  
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Sheppard Pratt Main Campus
The Gibson Building, Room 200

This group is open to women and men with any type of eating disorder at all stages of the recovery process. You do not need to be a current CED patient to attend this group. Parents, spouses, friends and other support people are also welcome to attend with or without their loved one. This is a recovery-focused group and is facilitated by a licensed treatment provider. No registration necessary. Download the Group Flier for details and directions. You can also email with specific questions about the group or to request a copy of the group guidelines.

*Please note that this group follows Baltimore County Public Schools Winter Weather Closing Schedule.  If school is cancelled or dismisses early on a Wednesday due to snowy/icy conditions, than this group is also cancelled.


Free Collaborative Care Workshops ~ TUESDAYS

Tuesday Evenings
CED Outpatient Center
6535 N. Charles St., Suite 300

The 6-module CC workshops based on the work of Dr. Janet Treasure, are designed to provide education regarding eating disorders and basic clinical skills that will allow parents, friends and family members to aid in continuity of care and support between the treatment setting and the home. Outpatient CC Workshops are FREE and OPEN to all support people during any stage of a loved one's treatment and recovery. This group meets on Tuesday evenings for 6-week modules. Read more about collaborative care on our blog or email Dr. Jennifer Moran to register.

Additional Collaborative Care Workshops are offered for families at the inpatient, partial hospital and IOP levels of care. Call (410) 938-5252 for additional information about those groups. 

Parent & Family Education & Support Group ~ MONDAYS

Every Monday
5:30 – 6:30 PM

CED Outpatient Center
6535 N. Charles St., Suite 300

This weekly group is exclusively for parents and family members of individuals currently in the Center's inpatient or partial hospitalization programs.  Contact with specific questions about this group.


In the event that a group falls on a holiday or there is potentially dangerous weather in the area, please call to find out if the group has been rescheduled or cancelled.  (410) 938-5252

Support groups are not intended to replace formal treatment but to serve as an extra layer of support and encouragement throughout the recovery process. Information and advice from other group members should not be considered a formal medical recommendation; you should always discuss all of your treatment decisions and/or medical questions directly with your professional treatment team.

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Free Weekly Support Group

Join us each week from 7:00 to 8:30 PM for a recovery-focused support group open to anyone struggling with any type of eating disorder as well as friends, family and support people. This group is FREE and facilitated by a licensed clinician.

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