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Upcoming Events › Ann Arbor

May 16, 2014

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat

“Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they may become white as wool. If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land.”

- Isaiah 1:18-19

Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ retreat and experience the mercy and “good things” of Our Lord. He is waiting for you. There is room for you on next weekend’s retreat. Begin the New Year with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ retreat and find the healing and peace you are looking for.

For more information and to register call Christine @ 248-494-6363

Start: May 16, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $150 (scholarship available)

September 5, 2014

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat

“Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they may become white as wool. If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land.”

- Isaiah 1:18-19

Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ retreat and experience the mercy and “good things” of Our Lord. He is waiting for you. There is room for you on next weekend’s retreat. Begin the New Year with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ retreat and find the healing and peace you are looking for.

For more information and to register call Christine @ 248-494-6363

Start: September 5, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $150 (scholarship available)

June 3, 2014

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

“Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery.

The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Work adolescent substance abuse therapists. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.

All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.

Start: June 3, 2014 7:30 pm
End: June 3, 2014 9:00 pm

May 20, 2014

A History of Alcoholics Anonymous

“A History of Alcoholics Anonymous” will be presented on Tuesday May 20, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 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 and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 20, 2014 9:00 pm

May 27, 2014

Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery

“Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday May 27, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Anna Byberg; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW; Dawn Farm Residential Therapist. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. Research has demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates, and a smoke-free policy does not adversely affect treatment retention. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 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 and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: May 27, 2014 7:30 pm
End: May 27, 2014 9:00 pm

June 17, 2014

Relapse Prevention

“Relapse Prevention” will be presented on Tuesday June 17, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Addiction has been identified as a illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 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 and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: June 17, 2014 7:30 pm
End: June 17, 2014 9:00 pm

May 5, 2014

Faustina: Messenger of Mercy

Leonardo Defilippis brings his St Luke Production, “Faustina: Messenger of Mercy” to Holy Spirit Church on Monday, May 5th at 7:00. The play is “a very personal encounter for people,” says Mr Defilippis. Maria Vargo gives a magnificent performance as St Faustina and this is certainly a message for our times.
Tickets are $10/pp and will NOT be available at the door. Please contact 810-231-9199 or visit www.hsrcc.net for more info.

Start: May 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2014 10:00 pm
Cost: $10/pp

April 27, 2014

Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery

The Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10 K to 100 K, and 5 and 10 K runs/walks. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park. There will be five rest stops positioned along the routes, with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and first aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!

Registration prior to the early deadline includes a Ride for Recovery T-shirt. There will be light breakfast snacks from 7:00 to 9:30, and a “Recovery Celebration” lunch with hot food from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Families of participants and others who do not participate in a ride/run/walk event can enjoy arts and crafts activities in the Community Barn, have a tour of the 63 acre working farm, visit the farm animals and have lunch and snacks for a $5.00 fee.

In addition to a fun fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems. Dawn Farm’s continuum of services includes residential treatment, detoxification services, outpatient treatment, transitional housing, and community outreach programs that meet people with addictions where they are, whether in the mainstream of society, on the streets or in jail. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most!

SCHEDULE:
Bike Rides: (Helmets are mandatory for all riders)
Metric Century “Serenity” ride (100k) – starts 8:00 am.
40 mile “Honesty” ride – starts 8:00 am.
25 mile “Openness” ride – starts 9:00 am.
10k “Willingness” ride – starts 10:00 am.
Runs/Jogs/Walks:
* 5k/10k “Stony Creek Shuffle” starts 10:30 am.
* The road will be closed to traffic during the 5k/10k events.
Children’s activities in the Community Barn: 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Breakfast snacks: 7:00 to 9:30
Recovery Celebration Lunch (with hot food) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

DATE and TIME:
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm; on-site registration will open at 7:00 am.

LOCATION:
All events begin and end at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197 (easily accessible from major highways.) Location map: http://www.dawnfarm.org/about/location.

COST/REGISTRATION:
The registration fee is $25.00 until April 1, 2013 and $35.00 after April 1. Registration will also be available on site starting at 7:00 on the day of the event. Participants can register (and fundraise) online at www.firstgiving.com/dawnfarm (or see the registration form on Dawn Farm’s web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/upcomingevents/ride-for-recovery.) Fundraising is appreciated but optional; people are welcome to walk/run/ride/participate without fundraising. Registration includes participation in a ride/run/walk, a ride T-shirt and lunch for participants (guaranteed for early registration, can not be guaranteed for registration on the event date.) The registration fee for guests that will not be participating in a bike ride or run/walk, but will be participating in the children’s activities and Recovery Celebration lunch, is $5.00 per guest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dawn Farm
Address: 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.
Contact person: Megan Rodgers, Dawn Farm Development Director.
Phone: 734-485-8725.
Email: RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/upcomingevents/ride-for-recovery.

Start: April 27, 2014 7:00 am
End: April 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: Registration $25.00 until April 1; $35.00 after April 1. The registration fee for guests that will not be participating in a bike ride or run/walk, but will be participating in the children’s activities and Recovery Celebration lunch, is $5.00 per guest.

June 24, 2014

The Physiology of Addiction

“The Physiology of Addiction” will be presented on Tuesday June 24, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 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 and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: June 24, 2014 7:30 pm
End: June 24, 2014 9:00 pm

April 29, 2014

Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion

“Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion” will be presented on Tuesday April 29, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This program will present a lively moderated panel discussion with a unique individual perspective regarding Al-Anon Family Groups, a recovery program for family members and friends of people with alcoholism. The panel members will provide an overview of the Al-Anon program, an opportunity to experience Al-Anon members sharing their stories, and information on how to become involved with Al-Anon. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with Al-Anon. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. 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 and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: April 29, 2014 7:30 pm
End: April 29, 2014 9:00 pm
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