Become a Caregiver Mentor

Giving is receiving

Are you a caregiver of someone who as struggled with an eating disorder? As someone who deeply understands the process of recovery, you have a unique gift to offer. Become a caregiver mentor and offer hope, understanding, and vital information to others. The Caregiver’s Mentorship Program matches qualified mentors with a caregiver who needs some support in this complex journey of supporting someone struggling with an eating disorder.

Throughout this 10-week program, EDF mentors provide one-on-one support.

Please note that this program has a limited number of available mentors; we cannot guarantee you will be paired in the round you apply. You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States to apply.

Who can be a caregiver mentor?

  • A parent, guardian, sibling, spouse, partner, etc. with at least 2 years personal experience being a caregiver or main support system of a loved one with disordered eating or an eating disorder.
  • Mentors are encouraged to share their personal stories and impacts of being a caregiver.
  • Someone who is aware of their personal experience and seeks support when needed.
  • Can dedicate at least 1 hour per week for 8 weeks. 

Why be a caregiver mentor?

  • Perhaps you remember the first time your loved one told you they we’re struggling. Do you remember who helped you take those first steps? Do you remember wishing you had a more meaningful support system? Imagine being that support for someone else.
  • Help a caregiver navigate messages from doctors and therapists.
  • Support a caregiver navigate the impact of the eating disorder on the family. There is no replacement to a connection with someone who understands.
  • Not to mention research has shown us for many years the benefits of volunteering increasing social and psychological resources.

How do I apply?

Please complete the Caregiver Mentor Application and submit it to us at 

For help finding professional support for you or your loved one, or if you require some extra resources, please feel free to call us at 303.322.3373 or email


Other support offered to caregivers

Sign up for Friends and Family Support Groups

Monday from 12:30-1:30 PM MST and Wednesday from 5:30-7 PM MST