Get Involved

Dawn Farm offers many ways to get involved.


Our volunteers participate on many levels: through board involvement, as fundraisers, helping at the Spera Recovery Center, leading special projects, and much more. We welcome you to join this amazing crew! Contact Anna Byberg to discuss opportunities.

Stay informed

Join our mailing list and follow us on facebook.

Become a fundraiser

FirstGiving makes it easy for you to support Dawn Farm! Through Firstgiving you can register for a fundraising event, create your very own webpage and collect donations. It only takes a few minutes to create your online Personal Fundraising Page. In 2010, Dawn Farm supporters raised more than $10,000!

One alumni decided to put on a bike ride where participants seek pledges, some high school students held a dance-a-thon, a golf club had a fundraising event, some other alumni held a sober concert in the community barn, a supporter had a jewelry party and another asked her wedding guests to make donations in her honor in lieu of gifts.

Learn more about First Giving here.

Spread the word

We’re always hearing from people, “I can’t believe I’ve never heard of you! I wish I had known when my niece/cousin/neighbor/child was in trouble.”

You can help get the word out about Dawn Farm by telling people about us in the neighborhood, at church, at work or via facebook. If you’d like program literature, let us know. We’ll be happy to deliver it to you.

Make a gift

$0.89 of every $1.00 donated to Dawn Farm goes to our services.

Dawn Farm
ATTN: Jim Balmer
6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

To discuss planned giving or gifts of stock, please contact Jim Balmer at 734.485.8725.

Your help makes a difference.

Here are the ways we helped last year:

  • 1258 desperate addicts and alcoholics entered Detox in 2009″”with a completion rate double the national average. But more than 1500 people were forced to wait””because our Detox was full.
  • We treated 238 men and women in our residential programs. Of 2007 residential graduates, roughly 70% are still successful a year later.
  • 273 men and women found new starts in our transitional housing program.
  • 33 teens and many struggling parents found hope in the innovative Daybreak collaborative with Juvenile Court and Washtenaw Children’s Services.
  • Dawn Farm Outpatient Services helped 409 people””in more than 10 groups a week.
  • The highly-lauded Dawn Farm Jail Outreach and Community Corrections Outpatient programs served 381 men and women.
  • Our Education Series drew record numbers, and more and more people are using the new Community Barn.