Rotary Club of London South

Krista Vaughan-  Hope's Garden

 
Krista Vaughan from Hope's Garden described the services provided to individuals with eating disorders. Some of the disorders Hope's Garden provides services to are Anorexia Nervosa, binge eating, and other control/compulsive behaviours such as excessive exercising.  Individual and group counseling, art therapy, library services, and drop in meetings are available to clients.  In London for a variety of reasons eating disorders are above the national average.  Eating disorders in Canada are reported as 1.5% of the the population, but in London the rate is 5.5%.  The client base is predominantly female, but males also are clients.  Hope's Garden is a NGO with no government funding and depends on donations and volunteers to provide services.