Early Morning Hikes Fortify Your Rehab/Recovery Experience…

  I have started a walking group at Sanford House at Cherry Street. Two mornings each week, rain or shine, I turn up at the treatment center early for “Walks With Mare”. I lead (sometimes follow) a group of women for a four mile hike around the city. We are starting a similar walk for men […]

Inside Sanford House at John Street for Men – Before and After Pics

  MLive’s business reporter James Harger and photographer Cory Morse were two of our first visitors to 221 John Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim called the house, “hidden in plain sight”, because the former Hazeltine mansion sits far back on a hilly lot. You can miss it if you are not looking carefully.  It is one […]

Sanford House at John Street for Men – Grand Opening

  It was an evening for friends, family and business colleagues to gather at Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers’ newest facility. Located at 221 John Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan, the restored mansion will serve as a residential and non-residential addiction treatment center for men.   The Green family hosted a party to officially open the […]

Founders Message – When Addiction Treatment is Inspirational…

  With change comes reflection. And there have been a number of positive changes at Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers in the past few months. First, Founders Rae and David Green have finished a nearly year-long restoration of the Hazeltine mansion in Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is set to open in September as […]

Opening Doors to Mental Health – Please Join Us for an Open House!

  The Sanford House Team is pleased to invite you to an open house and conversation about mental health. We are partnering with i understand, a non-profit organization who’s mission is to support those who have lost a loved one by suicide or struggle with mental illness. i understand provides compassionate comfort to individuals and communities by: […]

Artists and Craftsmen: We Say “Restore” Not “Repair”

Summer has been a busy season for Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers. Our men’s facility, Sanford House at John Street, is opening its doors in September. For the past year, craftsmen, artisans, planners and surveyors have dedicated themselves to restoring the 20-resident home to it’s original, iconic beauty. The enormous home at John Street has […]

Sanford House at John Street

Join Us: The Sanford House Team is Growing…

  Sanford House at John Street is a residential and non-residential treatment facility for men. We are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The masculine counterpart to Sanford House at Cherry Street, Sanford House at John Street captures the “town and country” atmosphere now signature to our Addiction Treatment Centers. Following the success of our facility for women in […]

Why Does your Addiction Always Come First? A Family Guide

  “Early recovery” marks the beginning stage of sobriety. As the person in recovery adjusts to a sober lifestyle, their loved ones are learning to adjust as well. Loved ones can disregard their own adjustment period, because their focus has been on the addiction itself for so long. In reality, the entire family unit grows […]

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Boating Boondoggle or Recovery Relapse Prevention?

  In other jobs I have had, going out on a boat on a Friday afternoon was considered a boondoggle. Something one would sneak off to do when no one was looking, or explain with a vague, “I need to, uh, deal with some family issues.”  So, when Sanford House Wellness Coach, Kathy Morrow offered to take our residential clients out on […]

Craftsmen & Artists – Restoring Men’s Addiction Treatment

  What does it take to realize a big vision? When the vision includes restoring historic homes to serve as addiction treatment centers? For Sanford House founders, Rae and David Green, it takes a small army of craftsmen and artists (and a bit of patience). Following the success of their Cherry Street location for women, the couple are building […]