Sanford House at John Street for Men

221 John Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503


Sanford House at John Street is a residential addiction treatment facility for adult men. The male gendered counterpart to Cherry Street for Women, Sanford House at John Street captures the town and country atmosphere that is signature to Sanford Behavioral Health. Following the success of the women's facility. Founders Rae and David Green, sought to create a separate space designed specifically for men. A place of healing, fostering camaraderie and trust in an environment of safety, privacy, and comfort.

When we walked into the house at John Street, rundown as it was, with the carved wood and fireplaces with hunting tiles, it just looked like a man's house. We knew it was the right place immediately. And after a year of renovations, it is exactly as we imagined - tailored to meet the needs of men in recovery.

Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC, Founder and President Sanford Behavioral Health
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Hidden in plain sight - the majestic mansion on a hill.

What’s Offered At This Location

Giving Residents Privacy, Comfort and Respect

Sanford House at John Street is a treatment center for male gendered individuals in recovery. The residential programs at John Street create an atmosphere of camaraderie and trust. Clinicians are knowledgeable about addiction, and they tailor treatment to the strengths and preferences of each patient. Sanford House at John Street offers its residents privacy, comfort and respect. 

Massive stone walls and a river rock foundation exemplify strength. The home itself is a metaphor to the life-changing work taking place within its walls. The bedrooms at John Street have been outfitted for a great night’s sleep. There are two or three residents per room; this provides the opportunity for bonding with roommates. And because our facilities are intentionally non-institutional, the living spaces feel like home. During downtime, residents can read, watch sports and play ping-pong in the rec room. Every space in the home is designed to promote community and generate a sense of ease.

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Cozy places to make friends and rest after treatment sessions

Features of Sanford House at John Street for Men

  • Clinical programming and medical management
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Male gendered therapeutic approaches
  • 20 beds
  • Residential treatment level of care
  • Science-based therapeutic approaches
  • Wellness activities and private chef
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Full continuum of care - long-term recovery
    • Detox
    • Residential, Day Programs, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Programs
    • In-Person and Virtual Options
  • Robust excursions and outside AA/NA and community recovery meetings
  • Family/alumni programs

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You don't mind sharing this room do you?

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