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October 4, 2021

Renovation Underway at The Emily Program – Columbus

Renovation Underway at The Emily Program – Columbus

The floors have been filled. A new transformer is on site. Rooms are taking shape, and walls are getting paint.

Renovation is well underway at The Emily Program – Columbus, the location of a new residential program for adolescents opening next year. Currently an outpatient and day treatment center, the Ravines Edge building will soon house adolescent residential programs as well, bringing together a full continuum of care in one convenient spot. In addition to supporting continuity of care for clients transitioning between treatment levels, the location will expand treatment access for the estimated 1,029,001 Ohioans struggling with these illnesses.

This expansion project comes as we continue to witness the deep impact of the pandemic on people with eating disorders. Triggers exacerbated by social isolation, disrupted routines, and intensified stressors and anxiety have contributed to an ever-growing demand for eating disorder services—a need we’re committed to addressing in our local communities.

 “The past 18 months have only underscored the need for increased access to care,” says The Emily Program’s Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jillian Lampert. “Eating disorders are highly treatable, but access to effective care at the appropriate level is critical. This renovation will allow us to serve more people with the care that’s right for them.” 

Among the renovations to the older facility are electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work; alterations to increase accessibility; and structural changes to maximize space for outpatient, day, and residential programming. These investments will further transform the building into a safe, supportive, and inclusive place of hope and healing for people with eating disorders. Across all levels of care, clients will be able to focus on recovery in a welcoming environment designed with them in mind.

A behind-the-scenes look at the renovations underway 

Check out the recent progress in Columbus with these behind-the-scenes photos:

Main lobby, TEP-Columbus

The main lobby opening up to the floors above


Residential restrooms and shower rooms

Transformer, TEP-Columbus

The transformer for expanded electrical service. It’s 1300 lbs and too big for the elevator, so moving it to the lower level was no small task!

ADA ramp, TEP-Columbus

An ADA ramp structure and electrical rough-in for lighting to come

Water line, TEP-Columbus

A water line installed and backfilled next to the ADA ramp

We appreciate the patience and flexibility of our current Columbus clients and staff during this transition, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the renovated space once the project is complete and it is safe to do so. 

Learn more about The Emily Program’s residential, day, and outpatient programs online. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please contact us at 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online form.

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