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…



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.