Dawn Farm

2.9 (23 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
7344858725 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is not Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Dawn Farm provides a continuum of quality services for men and women with drug and alcohol problems. Dawn Farm often provides a last hope for young addicts and alcoholics who have run out of options. Since 1973, Farm programs have offered help-never turning people away for lack of funds. Dawn Farm programs produce results. We measure short and long-term client success, client satisfaction and other program outcomes. We are constantly using evaluation measures to improve the quality and effectiveness of our services. Dawn Farm is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Dawn Farm Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Dawn Farm is a fraudulent organization. This company charges an insane amount for their inpatient treatment which on the actual farm consists mostly of farm labor. The downtown location is like an epi...


So, this was my first inpatient rehab. I was not ready to stop using at the time, however I was court & family ordered. It took 2-3 weeks for me to get used to all the rules and just come around to co...


Staff is very manipulative. Therapist have hidden agenda


I totally agree with the negative reports I read wish I had read them earlier they do cut ties and they do limit calls they gave my relative a paper saying no money was needed at move into transitiona...


1) The continuum of care is built to provide recovery support and treatment from the point of detox all the way through their first or second year anniversary. Care is focused on long term recovery, n...


Horrible place! I seen it all as a worker there for many year.


For those reviewing this site, congratulations! It appears you're doing your homework (and truly interesting in the recovery process!). Admitting yourself into a substance program isn't easy, at least...


Not impressed with there program. Didn't see much interaction with the staff and the people that were in the program. Pretty lame


Absolutely horrible. I would rather be in prison than here. The staff and especially the therapists are manipulative. They are the problem. They forced me to call my parents and apologize for compla...


I am truly shocked at the lack of negative reviews. Dawn Farm is absolutely awful. They isolate you from friends and family, allowing five minute calls with blood relatives in the presence of a counse...


Absolute horrible experience. Staff members have hidden agendas and do not come through with any of the promises that are made during intake ! If you are sick and suffering please do not put your ...


Strengths: Programs available. Staff. Atmosphere. Weaknesses: Expensive. Family contact. Need to be serious and realistic with expectations.


Strengths: Comaraderie, work ethics, time for meetings, facilities. Weaknesses: Expenses, waitlist. Loved one who attended is considered a success story so far, celebrating almost 4 of sobriety, so th...


Great facility, but it needed more exercise and leisure activities.


I highly recommend this facility to others with an addiction to alcohol. It was affordable and the staff there are really caring. The only downfall was that it was far from my house.


I have seen long-term sobriety obtained by some who have not had success at other facilities...Large community of recovering individuals in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area, who have either been through D...


The worst experience I have ever had in my life. Not a healthy place for recovery. Absolutely no respect from the staff and minimal from the peers. If you want 3 hots and a cot instead of going to pri...


They were tough but it was what I needed.


Connected me with the recovery community and taught me how to network and take care of myself.


They are amazing


They made me "sit in my feelings" - something as an alcoholic I'd never done. I learned that feelings pass! Duh! I still chant the Serenity Prayer when I find myself choosing anger. Knowing that all...

Areas of Focus

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Kara Bunton, LMSW
    Kara Bunton, LMSW - Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

    Kara was born and raised in Washtenaw County, and received her B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. She received a Master of Social Work Degree from EMU in 2010, and a Behavioral Health Certificate in Serving Our Veterans in 2012. Prior to entering the field of mental health and substance abuse, she worked in housing/homeless services at both SOS Community Services and Interfaith Hospitality Network at Alpha House in both clinical and volunteer capacities. During her graduate studies, she completed clinical internships at Dawn Farm and the University of Michigan Health System in Psychiatric Emergency Services. After receiving her master’s degree, she was an outpatient mental health therapist and evidence-based DBT therapist at Recovery Technology, LLC in Jackson, a provider of Community Mental Health services. She is currently a fully licensed social worker, and joined Dawn Farm in March of 2013.

  • Photo of Julie Boster, LMSW, CAADC
    Julie Boster, LMSW, CAADC - Clinical Team Leader

    Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Julie received a BSW from the Ohio State University. She earned a MSW from the University of Michigan in 2000. Julie started with Dawn Farm in 2004. She helped develop our Daybreak Program and worked as a therapist providing substance abuse treatment to adolescents and their families. She is a therapist in our adult residential treatment program now and recently became the Clinical Team Leader. Julie also supervises the Evening/Weekend Resident Aides. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time outdoors, being active with her two children, reading and traveling.