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Bridge House / Grace House

4150 Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70125
Through its long-term residential treatment program, Bridge House offers residents seeking recovery the time needed to become sober and productive individuals again. The Bridge House treatment program, which is based on the disease concept of addiction, is intensive and highly structured. Residents reside in a dormitory setting and progress through several phases of treatment: stabilization, primary, independent living and aftercare.

Facility Highlights

  • Independent Living Skills
  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Individual Therapy


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

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Meet the Staff

  • Else Pedersen
    Else PedersenChief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer, Else Pedersen has worked for Bridge House / Grace House since 1992. Else is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and holds a Masters of Business Administration. Else became the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge House / Grace House on September 15, 2011. Prior to that date, she was the Executive Director of Bridge House since 2004. Else has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Bridge House in that she has worked in many departments before becoming the Executive Director, in particular the Clinical Department as a direct provider of services. Else is responsible for the overall management of the organization. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of all clinical programs and supporting businesses; ensuring clinical program and business objectives are met; and directing and supervising staff. As a person in recovery, Else has a unique perspective in meeting the needs of our consumers.
  • Michelle Gaiennie
    Michelle GaiennieExecutive Director of Clinical Services
    Michelle Gaiennie, LCSW holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University. She is an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Michelle has served as Executive Director of Clinical Services for Bridge House / Grace House since 2013. Prior to that date, she was the Executive Director of Grace House since 2003.

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I was treated like a prisoner and if I disobeyed, they threatened to call my probation officer and given punishments like scrubbing floors with a toothbrush wearing only underwear and ankle shackles. I was given shoes and told residents that came from jail and under court order, go barefoot always so they don’t think to escape. One counselor was so evil and sadist
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On August 8 I called bridge house asking about my place on the waiting list . After answering their questions as honest as possible , with an emphasis on my last use of thendrug heroin , I was told to arrive that Friday -August 9. Following a 4 hour drive ( thanks mom and dad ) and upon arrival I was informed my last usage was too close to the time I was to be admitted . This caused confusion because it was never mentioned during the half dozen telephone conversations I had with the admission office . I was told to report to a detox clinic where Bridge house had graciously gotten me a bed . After I arrived at the detox clinic I was denied entry into the clinic due to the fact I was not displaying withdrawl symptoms ( I had been clean off heroin for a couple weeks and had relapsed but only using a handful of times prior to my arrival to New Orleans ). I was told that I would be going back to bridge house and to wait in the lobby for a bridge house van- at some point in the lobby this was reaffirmed by a bridge house employ )afer a two hour wait i decided to call bridge house . I was told by some top employ that i would not be allowed to come into bridge house until next Tuesday . This is after my ride had departed and made the 4 hour trip back home . I explained the situation to a different employ and how I had no where to go , no money, no transportation . That employ told me he would find me a shelter to stay in but never phoned back and stopped answering his phone. I spent that night on the streets in NOLA , was harassed and had my life threatened . It would appear I was in a safe part of town and then a block later a dangerous part . Bridge house proved to be an unorganized and heartless facility . They demonstrated a lack of communication with their clients and nearly cost me my life
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Bridge House saved my life. I’m forever indebted..
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Bridge house claimed to have a gym but I never seen a gym when I was there. Most of the treatment was done through 12 step and meetings.
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Has allowed me to give back and stay clean. A real learning experience in how to deal with others there is 92 men in this center