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Philosophy

Dawn Farm provides a continuum of quality services for men and women with drug and alcohol problems. Dawn Farm often provides a last hope for young addicts and alcoholics who have run out of options. Since 1973, Farm programs have offered help-never turning people away for lack of funds. Dawn Farm programs produce results. We measure short and long-term client success, client satisfaction and other program outcomes. We are constantly using evaluation measures to improve the quality and effectiveness of our services. Dawn Farm is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Dawn Farm Mission Statement

The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.

Dawn Farm will identify and remove barriers that prevent addicts and alcoholics from joining the recovering community.

Core Values

Dawn Farm’s mission is to help addicts and alcoholics find recovery. Our core beliefs are evident at every Dawn Farm site. Here are a few important values that drive the Dawn Farm organization:

Any addict or alcoholic can get better. Addiction is a disease that can be effectively treated regardless of the drug involved. We treat everyone the same —and don’t consider one addiction more difficult to address than another.

Abstinence matters. We believe that people can develop a happy lifestyle of honesty and recovery through abstinence from mood altering substances. We have ample evidence that addicts and alcoholics can achieve quality sobriety.

Community recovery works. We are convinced that the 12 Steps offer the greatest hope for recovery from addiction—and we believe the recovering community is more important than we are. We emphasize lifelong recovery through meetings, sponsorship, service work and helping others.

We believe in long-term support. Our residential programs are long-term, and all of Dawn Farm’s services are built around creating lasting relationships with each recovering person.

We believe in the importance of work. Our clients take responsibility for all areas of their lives and participate in meaningful work while in treatment. Though our working farm provides the most obvious opportunity for work, our other Farm programs incorporate similar approaches.

We treat the disadvantaged. A unique feature of Dawn Farm’s mission has been offering care to people who lack financial resources. Our philosophy is simple—no individual will be denied services for lack of insurance or funds.

We develop programs for people. We don’t chase money. Farm programs are developed in response to our mission and to client needs—not to the needs of a funding source. We raise the money we need to do the work that we feel is important.

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How Dawn Farm Has Helped

Not just the lives of our clients–but also their loved ones, neighbors, friends, employers, co-workers and many others. The greatest benefit to involvement with Dawn Farm is the privilege of participating in and witnessing these transformations.

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