Women’s New Hope House

Women’s New Hope House

2655 Ashmun Street, Main Entrance
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 632-2522
Fax (906) 632-2370

For Women’s New Hope House admissions please call (906) 205-4900.

What to Bring to Treatment

About Women’s New Hope House

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on the Saint Mary’s River, home of Lake Superior State University & the famous Soo Locks, Women’s New Hope has been providing quality substance abuse care since 1988. Clients are empowered to link with community resources and develop problem solving and skill building strategies. Client’s participate in weekly scheduled therapy sessions with their designated clinician. Clients can also utilize the skills and knowledge of all clinical staff as needed. Methods of treatment are determined by the client’s needs, stage of change, and anticipated outcome.

Family Program 

Through the Women and Families Program, mothers can bring their children, up to age eleven, with them to treatment. This program is unique to GLRC’s Women’s New Hope House and Ripple Recovery Residence. Many residential facilities do not allow children. On-site daycare is provided for children and consists of educational and recreational activities. Older children are bussed to school daily during the academic school year. Children between the ages of five and eleven have their own treatment plan and individual counseling for the mother and child. Parenting classes are offered every week and parenting skills are taught with day-to-day practical experience. We work to connect clients with necessary services including OB/GYN and pediatric referrals, WIC, DHHS, vocational services and more.

GLRC is proud to be able to offer this to clients.

Recommended Treatment Includes

● Minimum 30 – 60 Day Stay
● Substance Abuse Assessment
● Individualized Treatment Plan
● Weekly individual sessions with designated counselor
● Multiple weekly group therapy sessions
● Recreational Activities

Treatment Planning

Each client actively participates in an information gathering session, identifying 11 key areas of their personal history to obtain a detailed assessment for use during the treatment planning process. The client helps guide the treatment planning process by identifying what areas they would like to address in addition to areas of concern as identified by the client’s natural supports, consulting agencies, and treatment planning team. This process allows for completely personalized treatment plans consisting of measurable and attainable goals with resident-specific outcomes.

Comprehensive Treatment Services

At Great Lakes Recovery Centers, we pride ourselves on the warmth, concern and clinical expertise of our staff and the effectiveness of our programming.

Personalized Treatment Planning

Each resident is assigned a counselor who provides intensive individualized attention and meets regularly with them throughout their entire stay.

With guidance from their counselors, clients pinpoint areas of concern relative to their addiction and life history. Next, they identify their personal strengths, support systems and other resources they’ll need for their individual recovery.

Transitional Planning

We help clients establish, in advance, the support services they’ll need upon returning home. That includes recovery meetings, employment, housing, family support and follow-up medical and/or behavioral health care.

Individual & Group Therapy

Group therapy takes place twice daily. Clients focus on learning and putting into practice effective life and recovery-related skills.

Our group programs include:

● Relapse Prevention
● Family Interactions
● Parenting
● Women’s Health
● Life Skills Development
● Seeking Safety
● Communication Skills
● Pharmacotherapy/Physiology
● Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
● Motivational Enhancement
● Anger & Recovery Management


An Intimate, Therapeutic and Safe Community

Life at Great Lakes Recovery Centers is safe, encouraging and supportive. Clients share meals, group therapy, daily chores and recreational activities. The house accommodates fifteen to eighteen women. Rooms have a cozy, home like feeling. Specially furnished suites accommodate clients with dependent children (up to age eleven). Hallways and common areas are decorated with colorful, inspiring art and murals. The local school district is very supportive of our clients and programs. Women’s New Hope House is a low security residence with 24/7 staffing. We treat clients as mature, recovering adults, and expect their honesty and accountability in return.

Transitional Planning

To ensure a continuity of care and return to a healthier living environment, needs are addressed in the transitional plan and developed specifically for each resident. Areas of concern that can only be addressed in the client’s home environment are incorporated into the transition plan. The client has scheduled appointments, as needed, with service providers such as community mental health, outpatient substance abuse, and their primary care physician prior to leaving treatment. Additional referrals may include Department of Human Services, Michigan Works, local housing offices, Veteran’s Administration, probation and parole officers, and local AA/NA meetings among others.