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Dawn Farm 42nd Anniversary Jamboree

September 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free About the 2015 jamboree… Dawn Farm’s Jamboree is a celebration of 42 years—our annual birthday party! And you’re invited! Originally called our “Founder’s Day,” this event welcomes the community to join us for auctions, kids’ events, live music, great food and more! We welcome the whole family […]

Thanks to our EMU volunteers!

This semester, a group of social work students from EMU took on the daunting project of transforming a basement room at our 2208 employment center. The goal was a create a space for interview clothes, a small food pantry, and basic household supplies. These are the BEFORE pics: Our social work students made an AMAZING […]

Growing Sober

Dawn Farm was mentioned in an article in Modern Farmer magazine about therapeutic farms for addiction recovery! Rehabilitation programs on farms exist in the United States, too. “Meaningful work is part of the recovery experience,” says Jason Schwartz, clinical director at Dawn Farm, a small rehabilitation center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where recovering addicts work in the […]

Thanks U of M Law!

A BIG Dawn Farm thank you to the U of M Law School Students for spending their service day with us at the Farm!A little bit of gardening, some painting, sprucing up of the Gift Shop and lots more made for a fun-filled, productive day! Thanks!   Post by Dawn Farm.

Upcoming seminar on the local opiate epidemic

Dawn Farm is a sponsor of this RADEO (Regional Anti-Drug Education & Outreach) event. It’s not free ($35), but we’re familiar with some of the speakers and they are outstanding. If you’re concerned about the opiate epidemic in the region, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about it and connect with people who are […]

Give Local & Help Dawn Farm Raise $20,000 in 1 Day!

To mark the 100th anniversary of community foundations and the important role they play in strengthening local communities, we are partnering with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to help generate $1,000,000 for 50 local nonprofits, in 24 hours on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. We have the chance to raise $20,000 for Dawn Farm in one […]

A terrible loss for Dawn Farm and the field

Last night (Wednesday), Pat Gibbons, Dawn Farm’s Medical Director and psychiatrist died suddenly. We’re stunned. He was just at Spera on Tuesday night seeing clients. It’s a terrible loss for Dawn Farm and our community. Any words I can come up with feel entirely inadequate, but here goes. He was a model of the power […]

A Return to Faith

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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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