Residential Program

Residential Treatment:

Residential treatment means you stay on-site at Sanford House for a period of time. Our comprehensive programs might span a month or longer. This choice provides a structured living environment in which to recover.  Residential clients live at Sanford House while they attend group and individual therapy, wellness activities (including exercise, spiritual growth and creative expression) and community events. Meals are prepared by our house chef, and staff provides transportation to AA and NA meetings. There are also many opportunities for experiencing events around Grand Rapids and robust, out-of-doors excursions.

When treating addiction, residential treatment remains the most tried and true method, because it allows you to leave what might be a “triggering” environment. And residential treatment gives you an extended period of time to focus on your needs and your sobriety. Residential treatment provides the maximum, intensive program to address all aspects of substance or alcohol use, including the monitoring of medication and medical concerns. Residential treatment is the most comprehensive approach to recovery and it is critical to stay in treatment long enough to establish successful results.


View a typical day’s curriculum in Residential Treatment


A Sample Daily Schedule at John Street:

Schedule, Sanford House at John Street


A Sample Daily Schedule at Cherry Street:

Schedule, Sanford House at Cherry Street