Sanford House at John Street – Talk of the Town…

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There’s a lot of talk about our new drug and alcohol addiction treatment center…

…Sanford House at John Street. One of Grand Rapids’ most iconic buildings (the Hazeltine mansion) is being renovated on a quiet street just blocks from a thriving downtown. It will become a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for men, opening in the summer of 2017. After the renovation of Sanford House at Cherry Street, for women, we are becoming known for rehabbing historic homes and the lives of those who come to us for treatment.

 

It’s the perfect metaphor. Look at the house now: a little tumbledown, drafty and in need of tender loving care. A group of specialist, craftsmen are busy reviving it to its original splendor. Wood floors and woodwork are being stripped and polished. We are building comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms for 20 men and adding a state-of-the-art kitchen. We have even removed and are repairing 125-year-old mosaic windows. It begs the comparison to the improvements we will make in the lives of the men we will serve there…

 

In case you didn’t see the excellent article about our newest venture, by Jim Harger of MLive, we have reprinted it below. With lots of “before” photos and a concise history of the Hazeltine mansion.  Mr. Harger is planning to write a follow-up, “after” article when we have finished the job. He says the John Street house, “has been hidden in plain sight.” Something that fits well with our mission to provide a standard of excellence and privacy to our clients.

 

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Before the renovation began…

 

125 -year-old Heritage Hill mansion getting new life as recovery center for men

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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.