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VideoA Life Rebuilt

Amy came to Dawn Farm's Spera Recovery Center feeling "broken and hopeless and like [she] didn't have a soul". In detox, she found others who felt the same way, but also found hope and faith.
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    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 […]

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    Thanks to our EMU volunteers!

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    Growing Sober

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