Sanford House at John Street Men’s Treatment Center


Sanford House at John Street is a residential and non-residential rehab and treatment facility for adult men. The masculine counterpart to Cherry Street, Sanford House at John Street captures the town and country atmosphere that is signature to Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers.

Following the success of our facility for women in recovery, we sought to construct a separate space designed specifically for men. A place of healing – fostering camaraderie and trust in an environment of safety, privacy and comfort. 


Tailored to Meet the Needs of Men in Recovery


Massive stone walls and river rock foundation exemplify the strength, wisdom and permanence it takes to recover well. The home itself is a metaphor to the life-changing work taking place within its walls.

The bedrooms at Sanford House at John Street have been outfitted for a well-rested night’s sleep. Two or three residents are accommodated per room, giving an opportunity for bonding with roommates. Individual room options are available. And because our facilities are intentionally non-institutional, the living spaces feel remarkably, like home.

Meals are served “family style” around a large, handcrafted wooden table. Appropriately, our dining room seats the entire house. Our menu is made up of freshly made and locally sourced meals prepared by the Sanford House Chef.

Therapy sessions are held in our first floor restored group rooms and downtime is spent on the third floor. During downtime, residents can read, watch sports and play ping-pong. Every space in the home is designed to promote community and generate a sense of “at ease.”

blankPer our commitment to gender-specific treatment, the John Street curriculum is tailored to meet the needs and preferences of men in recovery. Our counselors and other care professionals have an understanding of the gendered nuances of addiction. For this reason, we have chosen to design a program that intentionally addresses a man’s mental, physical and spiritual health.

Sanford is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, adjacent to medical institutions, universities, and a bustling downtown. This landscape encourages residents to explore the balance between early recovery and “real life”. And John Street’s secure location ensures privacy, anonymity and respect to those who visit here.

blankSanford House at John Street has been handcrafted to help men in recovery. Our clinicians will walk alongside you to establish a life of fulfillment in sobriety. You will build a fellowship of partners, support and be supported.

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

Sanford House at John Street for Men
221 John Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 214.8517