Our penchant for adopting historic and iconic architecture as the back drop for our addiction treatment facilities came about by pure happenstance. A wrong turn onto Cherry Street in the Winter of 2014. And a few months later, we found ourselves in the middle of a daunting and exciting historical renovation project. Saving this 1847 structure became our passion. Our restoration efforts completed, Sanford House at Cherry Street serves as a home for women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Our Story Didn’t End There…
Of course our story could not end there. Happenstance struck again. In the summer of 2016 we became the owners of the Hazeltine Mansion, also located in Grand Rapids, Heritage Hill, historic district. Perched on a rise overlooking the city, this once grand structure, built in 1891, is broken and worn-out, but full of the remnants of its prior glory.
And so it goes. Reconstruction. Renovation. Rehabilitation. Restoration. Renewal. We’re back at it again – daunting and exciting. Sanford House at John Street will serve men in their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Providing a Metaphor…
Can our story provide a metaphor for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction? Wrong turn. Formidable. Struggle. Once grand. Broken. Worn-out. Remnants. Happenstance. Exciting. Saving. Passion. Renovation. Rehabilitation. Restoration. Renewal.
We are thankful for the privilege of doing the work we do.
May you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.
Rae & David Green