At least one in ten people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime - that’s nearly 30 million people. Only 10% receive treatment due to systemic and financial barriers. One person dies as a direct result of their eating disorder every 52 minutes, and this mental illness has the second highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition
Who We Serve
Eating disorders affect people of every racial, gender, and cultural identity as well as all abilities and sexual orientations. To date, SoulPaws has provided free Healing Circles to more than 300 individuals in California and Pennsylvania. These circles support different stages of recovery and enable participants from all walks of life to come as they are and take what they need.
Our Free Healing Circles
SoulPaws offers free clinician-led healing circles with licensed therapy animals to people with eating disorders or food and body struggles. Groups may involve a variety of animals (Miniature horses, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats). Our trained facilitators guide participants through the three pillars of SoulPaws: Calm, Connect, Heal.