About Great Lakes Recovery Centers

GLRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit CARF accredited agency offering a diverse range of behavioral health services across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  



The mission of Great Lakes Recovery Centers is to empower recovery through hope and change.


The vision of Great Lakes Recovery Centers is to create healthier communities one person at a time.

Our History

Serving our communities for over 50 years…

In the mid 1970s the Nu-Way Halfway House for Men and the Joan Curto Halfway House for Women were established in Marquette, MI. In 1984-85 Project Rehab, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan took over the two houses when the state mandated that all programs be accredited and became known as Rehab North. These two houses were combined in 1985 to become Adult Residential Services.

Project Rehab who already had an established Shiloh House for Youth in Grand Rapids petitioned the state to move the program to Marquette. This was the first youth facility in the state of Michigan. In 1981 the Shiloh House for youth was established in Marquette, MI under the management of Project Rehab.

The New Hope Men’s House was first the Chippewa County Veterans Home and later became the New Hope House Therapeutic Community in the late 1970’s. The New Hope Women’s House was opened in 1988. The New Hope Houses for Men and Women, which are operated in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, fell into financial difficulty and in 1990 joined Rehab North.

In 1994, Great Lakes Recovery Centers was born when Rehab North split from Project Rehab in order to become more autonomous in financial management and operations. However, 1983 loosely marks the beginning of GLRC as the first two half way houses began to work together toward accreditation. Today GLRC and Project Rehab maintain a good relationship sharing referrals and working to help the citizens of the region.

GLRC's outpatient services began in 1995 in Marquette, MI and in early 1998 New Hope Outpatient services were opened in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. In 2002 GLRC merged with Dickinson-Iron Substance Abuse Services and continues to operate the site in Iron Mountain, MI. Finally a Marquette Outpatient satellite office was opened at Sawyer in 2004 to better serve the citizens of that area.

Treatment and Recovery Support

Clinical Services

At Great Lakes Recovery Centers, you will find a caring staff and clinical professionals who understand. GLRC is committed to helping people heal and reclaim their lives. Client confidentiality is absolutely assured.

Community Services

When you or someone you love needs help, it’s often hard to know what to do or where to turn. Great Lakes Recovery Centers has diverse services to offer a variety of non-clinical care services and programming.

For More Information

The availability of clinicians and services is different at each location, call (906) 228-9696 for services that work for you!

GLRC Administrative Office

97 S Fourth St. Ishpeming, Michigan 49849
Office phone: (906) 228-9699

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