Outpatient Program

Sanford Outpatient Center – Addiction Treatment

Sanford Outpatient Center entrance

We welcome those in all stages of addiction recovery…


Outpatient treatment for substance use disorders may be the right choice for those who are motivated to improve their health and wellness and address negative behaviors and substance misuse. The staff at Sanford House understands that people in different stages of the recovery process need different levels of care. Because of this, we opened Sanford Outpatient Center to respond to the needs of those who are inspired to get and stay sober but may not be appropriate for Residential Treatment.


Sanford Outpatient Center is licensed by the state of Michigan and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). And our location is in keeping with our philosophy to restore historic buildings, while also restoring lives touched by addiction. Located on the first floor of the landmark, Grand Rapids Masonic Temple, the fully renovated space has:

  • Comfortable group rooms for therapy and education
  • Customized furniture for maximum comfort
  • A communal activity and meeting room



  • Separate alcohol and drug testing room
  • Coffee bar and dining area
  • Private individual and family therapy rooms
  • Plenty of covered, private parking and a discreet entrance
  • Conveniently located minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and close to I 96 exit ramp


For more information about all our outpatient programs and group schedules:
Call Today 844.776.9651


At Sanford Center, our focus is on education, community building and group therapy. Our specialized groups are kept to approximately ten people so that everyone gets the opportunity to be heard. Loved ones are encouraged to participate through family and individual sessions, as successful treatment involves all those who support our clients’ recovery.


Outpatient group room

Welcome! One of the comfortable group rooms at Sanford Outpatient Center

Morning, Afternoon & After-Work Outpatient Programs:

The staff at Sanford House understands that people in different stages of the recovery process need different levels of care. Intensive Outpatient Programs called “IOP”, Partial Hospitalization Programs or “PHP” and Outpatient Programs or “OP” are intended for individuals balancing sobriety and everyday life. These programs also assist alumnae in their transition out of residential treatment. The goal of non-residential treatment is to help clients strengthen their ability to handle events and interactions, healthily manage cravings, and offer insight from peers in early recovery.

IOP Offers:

  • Treatment Options for working adults
  • Treatment for those with daytime responsibilities, such as childcare
  • An alternative to residential treatment when appropriate
  • Continued care for clients “stepping down” from residential treatment


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Oftentimes, those who need help do not get the treatment they need because it means putting their life on hold. IOP allows for continuation of everyday activities while integrating effective strategies to manage recovery and day-to-day life. IOP is available to those adults, 18 or older, who live within reasonable driving distance from Sanford House. Or for those in sober housing or a home environment who may have completed a residential program and need additional support.

IOP is not for everyone. Clients are expected to maintain a sober lifestyle while living independently. Regular drug and alcohol screens are performed by Sanford House staff. An IOP Program has many of the same aspects of a Residential Program. IOP clients attend IOP specific group therapy and group wellness activities or excursions. There may also be homework assignments. Participants in IOP are able to implement new recovery knowledge and skills in their home environment while processing the experience in a safe and supportive setting.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Sanford House PHP services take place in our on-site, historic Carriage House for women and the spacious, John Street group rooms for men. This allows for outpatient services in a quiet, private setting. Our PHP services are developed as individualized programs for men and women. They combine evidence-based treatments with cutting edge methodology. We treat the whole self and facilitate healing with dignity and respect. We serve individuals of all faiths as well as agnostics – incorporating a spiritual exploration component to our treatment.

PHP is appropriate for individuals assessed as substance dependent, with or without mental health issues and trauma histories. These clients need more structure and intensive services than our IOP clients, but may not need to be resident at one of our treatment facilities. Sanford House offers a gender specific, trauma informed, co-occurring disorder PHP for adults. Each client participates in a flexible, individualized recovery program typically consisting of two stages of treatment: treatment engagement and early recovery.

The program we provide is: ASAM Level 11.5, Trauma Informed, Gender Specific, Co-Occurring Disorder, Partial Hospitalization. The “initial treatment” engagement stage of the program usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks depending on what stage of change a participant is in at entry into the PHP program. The Stages of Change are defined as: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance.



Outpatient Program (OP)

Sanford House provides a welcoming atmosphere for residential and IOP alumnae. Whether it is for continuation of treatment support services or the convenience of close proximity to work, school or loved ones, individual counseling provides another opportunity for ongoing treatment outside of the residential program. 

At Sanford House we pride ourselves on offering the best counselors to address the unique needs present during the different stages of recovery. Constant care is taken to ensure that clients are offered an appropriate match, while maintaining the highest quality of emotional, therapeutic and educational support for their individual needs. Most outpatient clients see a counselor once a week and they are paired with a therapist who is well suited to help them re-enter family, job and community responsibilities.

Counseling is designed to build on each individual’s inner strengths, guide our clients in setting short term goals and long term goals. It also provides a blueprint for maintaining and balancing everyday life and recovery. Individual counseling offers a safe and private space devoted to growth, development and successful long-term sobriety.

 We are expected to fill a number of roles. Parent. Employee. Daughter. Son. Friend. But it’s only when we are our healthiest that these roles are successfully fulfilled…

For more information about our non-residential programs and group schedules:
Call Today 844.776.9651