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 adolescent girls and women with the tools they need to succeed. The first organization to host a national conference on eating disorders, Renfrew has trained nearly 30,000 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.