Our Mission is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that Catholic clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness. Guest House has been serving the Catholic Church for over 60 years.
Contact us at 800-626-6910
1601 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
Guest House is planning a Memorial Mass for Sr. Mary Ellen Merrick, to be held in May 2019. If you would like details as arrangements are finalized please add your name and email address by clicking this link. Thank you all for your kind messages as we mourn the loss of our executive director and friend.
Why Guest House?
- Catholic Priests
- Catholic Deacons
- Men Religious/Brothers
- Women Religious
We Evaluate for and Treat
- Substance Use Disorders – alcohol, other drugs, prescription medication (if necessary, medically-responsible withdrawal from substances)
- Process Addictions – spending, gambling/gaming, cluttering, hoarding, internet, credit card
- Compulsive Overeating
- Co-occurring Mental, Physical or Medical Disorders
- Mental Health Concerns in Women Religious (not related to substance use disorders or process addictions) – mood disorders, anxiety, relational difficulties, OCD
What Makes Us Special
- Intervention Assistance
- Individualized and Holistic Treatment – including strong spiritual component
- Twelve-Step Recovery
- Ministry Re-entry
- Continuing Care
Recovery is Possible
Some wonder how God’s ordained and consecrated could be in need of such services. The individuals who serve God and the Church are people first, and they are vulnerable to illness and disease in the same way any other person is. (Addiction is a disease of the brain.) This truth has been the impetus of the mission and ministry of Guest House since 1956.
We welcome these individuals warmly and are committed to walking with them on their recovery journey.
Men's Treatment Program
Over 60 years (since 1956) of saving lives and saving the
vocations of over 6500 clergy and men religious
Women's Treatment Program
Over 23 years (since 1994) of saving lives and
vocations of over 600 women religious
About Guest House, Inc.
From the Guest House Blog
Lake Orion, MI – April 2019 – Guest House mourns the loss of executive director and friend, Mary Ellen Merrick, IHM, who passed away April 7, 2019. Her life, her ministry and all she offered to others with her passionate spirit is celebrated and appreciated. There is...read more
Lake Orion, MI – March 2019 – Guest House is pleased to announce the return of Rev. George Hazler, IVD, as chaplain. Following a brief departure, Fr. George resumed his role as chaplain on March 15, 2019. A committed member of the Guest House team for over six years,...read more
Luke 24: 35-48
The Christian community would never expand beyond Jerusalem if the disciples do not cast off their fears and worries.
On this Easter Thursday, we take a closer look at how we may be worrying our lives away and missing out on the joy of trusting Jesus to makes us His witnesses to all the world.
May we trust enough to give it all up to Him.