Happiness in Recovery


Counselor Lynnel Brewster received a letter from a Sanford House graduate this week that, from our perspective, says it all. In a few short lines Emilee expressed (more than any website or brochure could ever do) the Sanford House long term goals and Mission Statement. Thank you to Emilee for letting us reprint her letter and to Lynnel for all the “I AM SO HAPPY!” moments she helps to bring about at Sanford House.

Sanford House Stationary


Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.