Pine Rest - Jellema House in Grand Rapids, MI

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(4.3 of 5)
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523 Lyon Street NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

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Founded in 1910, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is one of the largest behavioral health providers in the United States. The network offers a continuum of care for substance abuse and mental health disorders. Although the Christian faith is a core aspect of treatment, the facility opens its doors to anyone regardless of religion or culture.

Jellema House, one of Pine Rest’s several residential treatment programs throughout greater Grand Rapids, Mich., is a 25-bed facility offering both short- and long-term care options for men struggling with addiction. Detox services are not available here.


Ideal for men who wish to stabilize but lacking the time or resources for extended residential care, short-term treatment at the Jellema House lasts between two and four weeks. During this time, men participate in individual counseling and group therapy, educational groups, and support groups. Featuring similar services, the longer-term program ranges from 45 to 90 days.

Treatment is based on the 12 Steps, and sees addiction as a chronic disease, one that affects a client’s physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. For successful graduates of residential treatment, Pine Rest holds a weekly alumni support group and informational meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Pine Rest also offers family intervention services for those who believe their loved one is struggling with a substance abuse disorder. This service begins with a free consultation to determine if an intervention is necessary and continues with a series of training sessions and ongoing support from staff.


While staff credentials specific to Jellema House are currently not available, Pine Rest as an organization employs psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, chaplains, doctors, and nurse practitioners.


There is currently no information provided regarding the center’s living arrangements and related offerings, however, the anonymous survey respondent gave four-star ratings for the center’s accommodations, quality of meals, and level of cleanliness.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s alumni.

On Citehealth, an anonymous former client gave Jellema House five stars, adding: “It was overall a very good program, the food was great.”[1]


The single survey respondent, a loved one, also shared a positive report. They gave five stars for the treatment effectiveness and family programming, but listed “cost,” without adding detail, as a weakness. “It's a good program, includes family as long as patient is motivated,” they wrote.


No specifics on costs are stated anywhere on the web, but the facility’s webpage states that counselors help clients apply for financial assistance through various forms such as Medicaid, federal, and local county agency assistance. Due to the Pine Rest Patient Assistance Fund, which Pine Rest raises over $1.3 million for each year, qualified clients may receive assistance through the center itself. Fees are reduced for those who meet requirements related to household income, assets, and poverty guidelines.


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Strengths: 12 step program backed up by a well known facility in area. Weakness: Cost. It's a good program, includes family as long as patient is motivated

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