American Addiction Centers National Rehabs Directory

Sanford House

540 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sanford House offers residential and outpatient addiction treatment exclusively for adult women. Residential capacity is limited to 10 clients at a time so that each woman can receive highly personalized treatment in a safe, intimate, and comfortable environment. Patients are provided with a complete continuum of care that includes state-of-the-art clinical treatments, addiction education, recreation, and nutritional support. There are also plenty of amenities and social activities offered to ensure that clients enjoy their time away and are able to recover in comfort.

Facility Highlights

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interactive Journaling

Specialization

  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Rae Allyson Green JD, MA, LPC, CAADC
    Rae Allyson Green JD, MA, LPC, CAADCFounder
    Rae studied history at Alma College before attending Detroit College of Law for her Juris Doctor degree. She managed several nonprofit organizations prior to receiving her MA in counselor education and counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. As a licensed professional counselor, Rae also holds a SPADA certification, the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She then spent five years at a women’s residential treatment center and was instrumental in collaborating with the clinical team to implement new services to meet the individual needs of each client. Rae’s extensive experience working with women in residential treatment centers inspired her to seek a new approach. In collaboration with her husband, David, Rae founded Sanford House to serve as a beacon for recovery and to inspire women with the belief that life in recovery can be richer, fuller, and more fulfilling.
  • Christine Walkons MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-M
    Christine Walkons MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-MClinical Director
    Christine has been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. For 14 of them, she served as Clinical Supervisor and Administrator for a women’s residential treatment facility, and also helped develop outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, she represented the Board of Counseling on the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Committee (MHPRC) for six years and has surveyed Behavioral Health Organizations nationwide for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Christine embraces a welcoming approach that eliminates barriers to treatment. As Clinical Director, she encourages partnerships between clients and staff, resulting in individualized, person-centered recovery management.

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I marked "unsure" only because my daughter is still in treatment at this facility. So far it has been an outstanding facility and she is thriving there. The one on one interaction between staff and the patient. I think they should incorporate more meetings and information geared toward NA, not just AA
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Customized rehab, experienced addiction counselors. Need a doctor or psychiatrist on staff, visiting with patients regularly. Very small groups and a lot of personal attention
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Sanford House is a very luxurious place to stay for rehab. It is beautiful. The beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms are spacious, welcoming, and homey. The place has an excellent chef and very healthy food. The staff is phenomenal. You can tell they genuinely care about each and every woman they work with and know what to offer to women. You get to attend outside support group meetings every evening, and go to the YMCA. They have a variety of types of group therapy and take your preferences into consideration for the weekly schedule for which meetings and activities to do. I would call it the platinum standard for rehabs, having seen many rehabs up close and personal. It is on par with other rehabs for affordability.