Sanford House: A Unique Philosophy of Inspiration

From the beginning, Sanford House has set itself apart from other treatment programs through a unique philosophy, which is to inspire women to seek a rich and fulfilling life in recovery. Sanford House itself is one of the greatest tools in helping these women on their road to recovery.

The home is located in the second largest historic district in the country, providing a homey and comforting feel. The setting is psychologically safe, gracious and honors the work that is being done within the walls of the home. Because the house is rather large, it allows the Greens to create an individually crafted treatment program for each woman who comes through the doors.

Sanford House has a holistic outlook on the treatment process that encourages each individual to search for their strengths within, and then utilize and build upon those strengths throughout recovery. Addiction takes equally as large of a toll on families, which is why Sanford House offers family therapy and visitation programs, as well as outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. The Greens understand that addiction is a scary and destructive cycle, but wants to remind individuals and families that there is hope. Their mission is to let women know that a life of sobriety is one that is worth fighting for.


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.