Carol Swan is Director of Assistance and oversees direct client enagement and emergency needs.
Manna Treatment is a program under the Manna Scholarship Fund nonprofit. Manna Treatment is a psychotherapy practice located in the northeast corner of the greater Atlanta area that not only focuses on depression, anxiety, grief, and addiction, but provides higher-level treatment programs that specialize in both eating disorders and trauma. Eating disorder treatments include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder for all ages and genders. We have created well-planned and effective treatment programs for those who need Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Manna is working towards providing an IOP for trauma-based disorders. This will be a 12-week program that focuses on providing coping skills, but will also address common issues that emerge as a result of PTSD, dissociation, and other issues related to trauma. This program will initially be rolled out and serving adults. Manna utilizes principles based on the Bible in the therapeutic process. We strive to be a safe environment where individuals struggling can process their feelings, learn new ways of coping and facilitate change. Our therapeutic approach is to show others how we believe that Jesus treated people, not through force or lectures. In the Bible, “Manna” literally means “What is it?” It was in reference to the food supplied by God to the Israelite’s when they were in the desert for forty years. He rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Psalm 78.24 God knew what the people needed, how much they needed and provided. At Manna Treatment, that is what we believe about how food is to be used. It is from God, for us and is made to meet our needs. In the New Testament, Jesus becomes the “Manna” – “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:33 Therefore, Manna Treatment was designed to replace the “addictive process” of eating disorders with the true Manna, which is Christ himself. We encourage individuals to seek Him in each and every aspect of life, especially in how they use eating (and other addictive, ineffective coping skills) to resolve what only He can.