Our Mission / Approach

Our mission is to provide affordable, compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction through a personalized blend of evidence-based and innovative therapies.

Our Approach

Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center is a comprehensive continuum of care destination for individuals suffering from alcoholism and other chemical dependency addictions. Located in Harford County at the mouth of the Susquehanna River on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Harbor of Grace delivers a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, addressing the needs of the patient’s mind, body and spirit. Research confirms that a most patients require much more than a traditional 28-day inpatient rehabilitation stay to build the foundation necessary to achieve quality recovery from addiction. We take an individual at the most vulnerable time in their treatment and provide a stabilizing environment while building the recovery-based coping strategies necessary to achieve long-term sobriety.

Our History

Co-founders Ken Beyer and Dr. W. David Hill patiently assembled a compassionate team of seasoned professionals led by Tim Thompson, a 24-year veteran of the substance abuse treatment field. As word spread, Harbor of Grace rapidly, but purposefully, expanded its treatment team to effectively deliver a widening range of treatment methods including Ambulatory Detox. We have grown to a forty-four bed, medium intensity residential facility with simultaneous Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs.

Our facility now includes a separate clinical services building located contiguous to our Medical building at 437 Girard Street.  Our strategic plan has come true as we have opened a separate female residential building and we have purchased the former Union Medical Center property for future expansion.  We will continue to enhance our unique programs to meet all of our patients’ needs with exceptional quality of care, experienced and credentialed staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Father Joseph C. Martin, an early pioneer in the treatment field, made a huge impact on our co-founders, D. Kenneth Beyer and Dr. W. David Hill. Father Martin believed that when working with alcoholics one must go as far as he can humanly go and then take “one step more”.  Here at Harbor of Grace we take “one step more” with every patient we meet.

Why Havre de Grace?

Nestled where the Susquehanna River joins the Chesapeake Bay in Harford County lies a town where nostalgia, history and beauty join together to provide tourists and residents a quality of life like none other. Recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as one of “America’s 20 Best Small Towns,” Havre de Grace embodies a concept not often found today. It’s a place where folks greet strangers with a smile and the exquisite scenery is matched only by an overwhelming sense of peace and serenity. Although just a mile or so from bustling I-95, you might think you had been transported to a different place, hundreds of miles away. In Havre de Grace, the sounds of lapping waves, the calling of shore birds, and the soft light gleaming on the water replace the hectic sounds and bustle of everyday life. There is a boardwalk promenade fronting the bay where solitude and introspection are welcomed. The downtown streets remind one of an era long gone, where business-owners are the shopkeepers, unique restaurants aren’t bound by “chains” and the architecture preserves the look and feel of Americana.

Whether you want to kayak the gentle waters off the coastline, stroll through museums celebrating a rich history, or just take in a simpler, easier way of life, Havre de Grace is a haven for all to enjoy. It’s a community that promotes recovery and spirituality, a community that is rich with many diverse places of worship.

The idea for Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center was borne out of a love of helping the struggling alcoholic and addict. The dream of opening a unique inpatient model that meets the alcoholic or addict where he or she is, and guides them through the early stages of recovery, is the cornerstone of our vision.