When The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia opened in June 1985 as the first residential facility exclusively dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders, it was a pioneer in the field. With an enthusiastic staff of administrative and clinical personnel — psychologists, social workers, nurses, nutritionists, psychiatrists and physicians — Renfrew’s initial goal was to provide first-rate treatment to those in recovery and bring national attention to the hidden epidemic of eating disorders.
As the demand for high-quality eating disorders treatment grew, Renfrew responded to this critical need. Five years after first opening in Philadelphia, Renfrew opened a second residential treatment facility in Coconut Creek, Florida. Since that time, thirteen additional sites have opened throughout the country, allowing Renfrew to offer a full continuum of care—residential, day, intensive outpatient and outpatient services.
Renfrew has now provided more than 65,000 women with the tools they need to succeed. The first organization to host a national conference on eating disorders, Renfrew has trained nearly 25,000 professionals from the U.S. and abroad. Today, with its unmatched record of experience, The Renfrew Center continues to be a leader in the development of new and innovative treatment and training approaches.