In recognition of the complex and devastating nature of Eating Disorder illnesses, the Leadership Columbia Class of 2014, a program of Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The Hearth of Columbia, SC has taken action to name February 6th, 2014 “Eating Disorder Awareness Day.”
Members of the Richland County legislative delegation are joining with the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Columbia Class of 2014 to highlight the positive work being done by The Hearth.
Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses if left untreated, affecting both the physical and emotional health of those suffering from this illness. The Hearth is the only residential treatment facility in this state, dedicated to serving patients and their families while seeking care for this devastating condition.
About The Hearth
The Hearth Center for eating Disorders (http://thehearthheals.com) opened in May of 2013 and builds on the 104 year history and expertise of the Carolina Children’s Home. The Hearth employs a comprehensive staff including psychiatrists, pediatricians, dieticians, nurses, therapists, and other professionals, as well as an on-site certified teacher who assists students to continue their education while undergoing treatment.
About Leadership Columbia
Sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Columbia (LC) program provides existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge and network. For 30 years, the program has helped participants better understand how our community works, build relationships with the region’s current and future leaders and become inspired to focus their talents in a way that will best serve the community. Leadership Columbia participants develop the skills necessary to assume leadership roles and also become exposed to opportunities for community involvement.