Recovery Support Services

Ongoing services for residents/clients/members

All of the following groups and events are open to all Dawn Farm clients, residents and members. There is no fee for any of them.

Big Book Study

  • WHEN: Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:30 am
  • CONTACT:  Spera @ 734.669.8265

DBT Group

  • WHEN: Monday-Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm
  • CONTACT:  Spera @ 734.669.8265

Morning Meditation

  • WHAT: Set daily goals
  • WHEN: Monday-Friday, 8:00-8:30 am; Sunday, 9:00-9:30 am
  • CONTACT:  Spera @ 734.669.8265

Evening Meditation

  • WHAT: Review daily goals
  • WHEN: Monday-Saturday, 9:00-9:30 pm (approximate time)
  • CONTACT:  Spera @ 734.669.8265

Workin’ It

  • WHAT: A group for people looking for work. Information sharing, support, accountability, and help with resumes and interviewing.
  • WHEN: Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • CONTACT: Spera @ 734.669.8265 (Ask for Ross)

G.E.D. Classes

  • WHEN: Tuesday and Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • CONTACT: Dawn Farm Downtown @ 734.769.7366 (Ask for Robin G.)


  • WHAT: Learn to knit and crochet! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged. Supplies are provided.
  • WHEN: Saturdays, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • CONTACT: Spera @ 734.669.8265

Strong Roots

  • WHAT: A support group for parents.
  • WHEN: Wednesdays, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • CONTACT: Spera @ 734.821.0216 (Ask for Taylor or Ted)

Seeking Safety

  • WHAT: A present-focused group to help people achieve safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse.
  • WHEN: Changes each session, please call for current info.
  • CONTACT: Dawn Farm Outpatient Services @734.821.0216

Recurring Events for Family and Loved Ones

Below is a brief description of some of our programming for families. Current dates and times are available here.

Family Education Program

  • WHAT: Addiction 101, Recovery 101 and Dawn Farm 101. All are welcome!
  • WHEN: Usually the 4th Sunday of each month, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • WHERE: Dawn Farm Community Barn
  • CONTACT: The Farm @734.485.8725

A  a brief overview of Dawn Farm, what is addiction, the effects of addiction on the family, how to support the recovery of your loved one and how to take care of yourself.

Dawn Farm Education Series

What is it? The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family recovery and related issues, and dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people from getting help and getting well.

All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Addicts, alcoholics, people in recovery, people interested in recovery, family members/friends and others affected by chemical dependency, people who work with chemically dependent individuals, students, anyone interested in any topic for any reason ““ ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Education Series will be held annually from September through June. Programs take place at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center. (Please click here for the Education Series schedule.)

Each year’s Education Series will have exciting NEW workshops and presenters, as well as revisiting previous favorites. We hope you’ll join us! Please click here for the Education Series page with details.

Community Events

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

The Dawn Farm Education series is coordinated to occur on opposite Tuesdays from “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do“, a FREE, ongoing, two-part workshop series presented by staff from Dawn Farm,  the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. Click here for information about the “Teens Using Drugs” series.