The Center • A Place of HOPE
Changing Lives for Good
For over 30 years, The Center • A Place of HOPE has been helping people with eating disorders change their lives for good. Our eating disorder treatment programs are unique and life changing.
We look at the “whole you,” not just the parts you want us to see. We dig deeper and get to know you personally, walking alongside you with customized whole-person care and treatment plans aimed at healing you emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Let us help you overcome your disordered eating and regain your peace, balance and happiness.
Resources to Help You On the Recovery Journey
Video Testimonials From Recent Clients
Most Recent Posts From Our Blog
Stress is not the ideal environment to make the best decisions. Stress skews your priorities and downsizes goals. Desperate, you make short-term decisions that have long-term consequences.read more
Each time you take time to chronicle a struggle, you contribute to the handbook of how to overcome and succeed the next time. In essence, you write your own self-help book.read more
Sometimes the life we live causes stress and sometimes the life we lived causes stress. Each of us is a product of our past. If that past is full of ghosts, that past will haunt the present.read more
In some abused children, this expression leads to an eating disorder. The child may begin to control body weight as a way to control at least one thing in their life.read more
As parents, we need to fight against the illusion that everything is always fine with our teenagers. Teens often hide their pain behind the “Fine” sign — which is another way of saying “Keep out of my life.” Sometimes that pain translates into depression, eating disorders, anxiety, or substance abuse. I encourage you to get to know your teenager, to get beyond your irritation at their behavior, and to pay attention to what that behavior tells you about your teen.read more
God always intended food to be fuel for the body. He also meant for it to be a source of pleasure; that’s why He made food to taste good.read more
- Anorexia – all about anorexia
- Athletes – EDs in athletes
- Binge Eating – when eating takes over
- Body Image – how you see yourself
- Bulimia – all about bulimia
- Cutting – Self Mutilation and EDs
- Diabetes – EDs and diabetes
- Health Care/Insurance – and ED’s
- Infants – eating problems with infants
- Males and EDs – males with ED’s
- Osteoporosis – ED’s and osteoporosis
- Self-Esteem – self-esteem, abuse
- Physiology – how ED’s effect the body
- Diets – eating right, dieting and more
- Treatment Centers – find help
- ED Clinics – international and USA
- Support – online support for EDs
- Insights – suggestions by others
- Special Reports – coping with an ED
- Websites – websites on EDs
- Books on EDs – order books
- Videos on EDs – order online
- Health Magazines – internet magazines
- Poetry/Stories – over 100 to choose from
- News – news and headlines on EDs
- Nutrition – nutrition and EDs
- FAQs – Commonly Asked ED Questions
Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating Disorders
Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder and Director of Eating Disorder Hope and Debra Cooper, Expert Writer on eating disorders. Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight. Continue Reading ›
Consumer's Guide To Eating Disorders
With so many options across the country and around the world, how do you choose the right one? That, is the million dollar question.
Read our Consumer’s Guide to Eating Disorders and learn what you need to know about treatment. Download Our PDF ›
Intensive treatment for all eating disorders.
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Celebs With Eating Disorders
People in the news with various eating disorders
A Body Revolution
Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same.
Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.
Gaga says she’s battled with anorexia and bulimia since she was 15.
Singer and songwriter Fiona Apple became anorexic after being raped outside of her mother's home at the age of twelve. She says she was not anorexic out of a desire to be thin, but as a reaction to being raped. She also admitted to having self-injurious behaviors in...read more
Actress Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) battled both bulimia and anorexia from her teens into her 20s. The bulimia evolved into anorexia. Huffman's weight dropped to 98 pounds, and her periods stopped. With her family growing increasingly concerned, she sought...read more
Elvis suffered with bipolar disorder, which is a more technical name for manic depression. Elvis' substance abuse, eating disorders, and chronic depression should be placed in the larger context of a personality disorder. We think that this will shed new light on the...read more
(Birth name Reginald Kenneth Dwight) Elton John attended the Royal Academy of Music from 1958 to 1964 on a piano scholarship at age 11. He dropped out just before final exams to pursue show business. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He...read more
Actress Elisa Donovan (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch, Clueless) suffered from an an eating disorder in the past. She also plays fashion victim Amber in the TV series Clueless, crossed over the line in 1992 to battle anorexia, an eating disorder marked by an intense fear...read more
Demi Lovato recently wrote a blog to reach out to people struggling with eating disorders, Hollywood news has learned. And her most important piece of advice is: “speak up and seek professional help.” Fresh from waging war against the Disney Channel for making a joke...read more
Don’t Be Fooled
Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, but very dangerous.