Recovered Living NZ Charitable Trust

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Help us raise funds to purpose build our $1.2M residential treatment facility for eating disorder recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Kristie is spearheading New Zealand's very first not for profit Centre for Eating Disorders.

We are raising funds to build our purpose designed facility to deliver a four phase treatment program with the following:

- A six bed residential home

- Attached day program (8-12 hours)

- Attached partial program (4 hrs/day 3-7 days/week)

- Intensive online support group to help people transition back home

Recovered Living NZ is a non government organization. We are consulting with eating disorder specialists in America to ensure our program is of the highest quality and are on track to open our doors early 2022.

Your donation can help us make Recovered living a reality for everyone.

Our vision is to be a world-class eating disorder treatment and education center known for quality, expertise, and a fierce belief in every client’s ability to recover.

A word about our founder...

Kristie Amadio struggled with an eating disorder for 14 years, seeking treatment in both Australia and New Zealand, unsuccessfully. She was told she was a chronic case and should expect to live with her eating disorder for the rest of her life. Not willing to settle for a life with an eating disorder, she flew to America for 7 months of treatment where she eventually recovered 100% from her eating disorder.

The structure, support, and philosophy of the treatment she received was so profound, she vowed to bring a program of equal quality to New Zealand. First, though, she made a name for herself in America by becoming the very first person to provide 24/7 live-ins with individuals in recovery, offering a full follow up program. She hired a team of Recovered professionals and provided support to over 500 clients in eight different countries with her Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching company, Recovered Living.

2020 marked the beginning of Recovered Living NZ. Frustrated with the amount of New Zealanders being forced to fly to America for life-saving treatment at prohibitive costs, she combined forces with Trudi Baird to begin the work of building her dream.

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All funds raised support Recovered Living NZ in fulfilling their vision... to be a world class eating disorder and education centre known for quality, expertise and a fierce belief in every clients ability to recover.

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Diana G
Diana G on 03 Apr 2021
Janine on 20 Jan 2021
This is something that is very close to my heart. Recovered Living is going to bring real hope, and a model of care and support that is so greatly lacking throughout NZ. You are an inspiration Kristie.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 26 Oct 2020
Cath on 17 Oct 2020
So needed in Dunedin
Scott Parfitt
Scott Parfitt on 11 Oct 2020

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