Residential Treatment

Dawn Farm offers two settings for long-term residential treatment:

The Farm
6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

A 64 Acre farm offers a therapeutic experience combined with all that rural living has to offer-including pigs, chickens, and an organic garden. This program has a 36-bed capacity

Dawn Farm Downtown
544 North Division Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

A classic home near Kerrytown in Ann Arbor offers the same therapeutic experience in a downtown setting, taking advantage of all Ann Arbor has to offer. This program has a 13-bed capacity

Length of Stay:
90-120 days


To Access Services:
Call our Intake Team

Program Description:
Dawn Farm is committed to meeting the unique needs of each client. Our long-term residential program offers individual treatment planning with a highly qualified clinical staff. Treatment plans combine evidence-based approaches including 12 step programs, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, personal medicine for co-occurring disorders, and psychiatric services delivered by an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner. Additionally, we provide medical care, art therapy, employment groups, GED prep, and specialized family services to assist with improving basic family relationships. 

Our facilities operate cooperatively, so clients will make meals, do laundry, care for animals, and generally care for themselves and one another while it treatment. One of our primary goals is to assist residents in finding a place within the recovering community. We help each person develop a foundation with others in recovery to ensure each individual has a support system in place for long-term success.

Continuum of Care:
Our long-term residential treatment is the highest level of care offered along Dawn Farm’s continuum of care. The 90-120 day length of stay is critical to the success of those we serve. According to a Yale University study, 90 days of abstinence creates the “sleeper effect.” This is “a gradual re-engaging of proper decision making and analytical functions in the brain’s prefrontal cortex.” (Full article) Clients remain supported even after their 90-120 day stay through our six month outpatient aftercare program. Additionally, all clients will have the opportunity to enroll in our supportive transitional housing program, offering between six months and two years of supportive, recovery-based housing. Our long-term approach to treatment mirrors recovery programs offered to physicians with substance use disorders. 

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