Member Spotlight: Dawn Farm


Dawn Farm was founded in 1973 as a functional treatment community in a farm environment based upon group interdependence and cooperation, hard physical work, and rigorous honesty. Originally a long term residential facility, the “Farm” has expanded into a continuum of care agency, providing an array of services to help addicts and alcoholics – treating more than 3000 men and women each year.

Dawn Farm’s mission has always been the continued provision of care for individuals who lack financial resources. The philosophy remains simple-no individual will be denied services for lack of insurance or other funds.

Our community of specialized programs includes:

• a 36 bed residential facility (Dawn Farm)

• a 13 bed residential facility (Dawn Farm Downtown)

• an 18 bed detoxification unit (Spera Recovery Center)

• an outpatient office (Dawn Farm Outpatient Services)

• a detox outreach for homeless clients (Dawn Farm Detox Outreach)

• an adolescent program (Youth & Family)

• a transitional housing & supportive case management track for pregnant addicts and women with children (Women’s Transitional Program)

• a transitional housing program for homeless addicts and alcoholics (The Chapin Street Project):

o 6 men’s transitional facilities (capacity: 38)
o 2 women’s transitional facilities (capacity: 18)
o 3 apartment complex sites (capacity: 116)

• a program providing treatment for more than 200 incarcerated addicts a year (Washtenaw Jail Outreach)

• a program offering help to homeless addicts and alcoholics, working with the local business community (Dawn Farm Street Outreach)

• an education series designed to educate the community on addiction and reduce stigma (Dawn Farm Education Series)