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
A new Memorial Fund to Sister Mary Ellen Merrick has been established in her honor. Thank you for your prayers.
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, Michigan – Deacon Chris Stark, Guest House outreach director, has completed clinical interventionist training to better consult and serve Catholic Bishops and leadership on matters related to addictions and recovery. Guest House, the world’s first and most...read more
LAKE ORION, Michigan – Guest House, the world’s first and most successful residential treatment and recovery provider for Catholic clergy and religious, raised more than $75,000 June 24, selling out all 144 slots for its 34th annual Guest House Golf Classic. “We...read more
When Jesus calls his disciples to embrace the simple faith of the “childlike” he is not saying that our approach to faith should be dumbed down to the level of children. He is calling us, instead, to embrace a faith that is centered in the love of God: love that is not compromised by self-interest and rationalization, love that is not measured but given completely and unreservedly, without limit or condition.