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.
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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.
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Reviews at a Glance
- 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.
Rae Allyson Green JD, MA, LPC, CAADC - Founder
Christine Walkons MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-M - Clinical 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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