Sanford House at Cherry Street Women’s Treatment Center

Sanford House at Cherry Street is a residential treatment facility for women. When founders David and Rae Green recognized the need for gender specific addiction treatment, they began to restore the historic home on Cherry Street. And since that time, Sanford House at Cherry Street has blossomed into a powerful resource for adult women overcoming substance use disorders. The facility is located in an elegantly refurbished home in a quiet neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We offer women an intimate, homelike and decidedly non-institutional environment in which to heal.


Sanford House at Cherry Street

Tailored to Meet the Needs of Women in Recovery

Sanford House at Cherry Street has room for ten residents. Unlike many other women’s rehab centers, our small scale allows the treatment team to approach each client’s care on an individual basis. In addition, client and therapist work collaboratively to establish a plan for treatment and beyond. In this way, clients focus on those concerns that are central to their sobriety.

Every recovery journey is unique. Our clients come to us with diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas of sobriety and health. This is why we believe it is important to tailor treatment to the individual. In this way, the women at Sanford House at Cherry Street are treated with respect.


Each of our women come to us with an exceptional story. And their specific perspective.


Our programming incorporates community involvement, early recovery support, continuum of care, and aftercare resources. Our wellness activities introduce residents to healthy nutrition and exercise routines, spiritual growth and creative expression. Many of these activities (like cooking, yoga, painting or meditating) may have been forgotten in active addiction.


Meals are prepared on site by a private chef. These fresh, whole, garden-to-table options redefine “comfort food.” Because we believe caring for the body is an important part of recovery, chef gives group sessions on nutrition. For this same reason, the bedrooms at Sanford House are designed to encourage a restful and complete night’s sleep.


Clinical Programming at Sanford House

The programming at Sanford provides opportunities to experience snippets of “everyday life” and exercise recovery skills outside of treatment. Our select excursions encourage residents to re-engage with the world around them… and rediscover forgotten passions and develop new ones.

Our Family Programs educate family members and friends on how to best support a loved one in early recovery. Family members are encouraged to participate in family therapy sessions while their loved one is enrolled in treatment at Sanford House. Additionally, there is an evening education course for family members. This program is intended to advocate for and encourage our clients’ loved ones. The Family Programs teach family members about the disease of addiction, what to expect after a loved one returns home from treatment, and available resources in the community. Weekly support groups are also available.


A Town and Country Atmosphere

Sanford is located within a vibrant West Michigan community. Grand Rapids offers its residents a rich blend of local art and urban flair… as well as lush walking trails and lakeside excursions. We describe ourselves as “unapologetically located in the Midwest.” In fact, we believe our Midwestern values are key to our many treatment successes.

Adjacent to medical institutions, universities and a bustling downtown, the Grand Rapids landscape encourages newly sober folks to navigate a balance between treatment and “real life” in recovery. When it’s time to return “home” to Cherry Street, our secure location ensures privacy and anonymity.




The addiction professionals at Sanford House at Cherry Street will walk alongside you as you rebuild a vibrant, fulfilling life in recovery. Residents are offered hope, support, and acceptance.

We welcome you into our home. And look forward to working with you.

Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women
540 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 288.6970