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: hosting monthly educational awareness events in West Michigan; providing speaking engagements on the topic of mental health and life after losing a loved one by suicide; and delivering mental health care packages to patients in West Michigan and families around the world.


Our goal on Thursday, August 24th 5-7 PM, is to open the doors and the dialogue to the connection between mental illness and addiction, and to provide some “real life” tools and coping strategies. Presenters are Vonnie Woodrick, founder of i understand and Rae Green, founder of Sanford House.


The event will take place at 221 John Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan – the site of the recently restored Hazeltine mansion. Sanford House at John Street is  a gender specific, addiction treatment center for men. Sanford House at Cherry Street is their gender-specific women’s facility.




Resources from Key Players in the Mental Health Field

i understand and Sanford House are also hosting some key players in the mental health field in their resource room. Representatives from all organizations will be on hand.

The Dettmann Center

Under the guidance of Dr. Dettmann, The Dettmann Center provides office-based, medication-assisted treatment to help individuals struggling with dependence on drugs and/or alcohol.

Recovery Allies

A non-profit who’s mission is to engage community to help people recover. They offer recovery coaching and mentoring services.

One Neigh at a Time

Founder, Kathy O’Conner says, “One Neigh at a Time offers another option to counseling. My horses and I offer you a unique way to find your truth.”




We look forward to spending some time with you…


At Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers, we believe that everyone deserves to find the place from which they draw strength… Because our proven addiction treatment, comprehensive as it may be, is just the beginning of a life in recovery. We want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion. Recovery is a lifelong journey and our goal is to prepare you for the long haul. While at Sanford House you will work hard, dig deep and find the resourcefulness, strength and compassion that defines your idea of success. Our guiding principles include the Sanford House homelike environment, individualized treatment, integrated therapies, robust excursions and family involvement. The treatment programs at Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women and Sanford House at John Street for Men are gender specific to foster safety, honesty and community. Sanford House at Cherry Street and Sanford House at John Street have room for 10 and 20 residents respectively.