Dawn Farm Chapin Street Project
Transitional Housing Application Info Sheet
Thanks for your interest in the Chapin Street Project transitional housing program.
Some basic information about our program:
- Our transitional housing program is called the Chapin Street Project, named after the first Dawn Farm transitional house in 1998.
- You must be detoxed prior to admission to the program.
- You must be willing to follow all program rules and attend weekly house meetings.
- You must be willing to attend daily 12-step meetings (at least 7/week)
- You must be willing to hold a day-shift job.
- You must be willing to participate in community service projects.
- You cannot be on any sex offender registry.
- You cannot use benzodiazepines, opiates (including suboxone and/or methadone), or marijuana in Dawn Farm transitional housing, even if it is prescribed to you.
- Program fees are $475/month.
Admission to transitional housing is a process. Here is a breakdown of the steps:
- Fill out an application. We strongly prefer that you complete the application online at www.dawnfarm.org. You can also print a copy from the website and fax it to the Spera Recovery Center (734-669-0728). Completing an application does not guarantee a bed when one becomes available. We prioritize current Dawn Farm clients and Washtenaw County residents (with valid ID), and the wait for other applicants averages 1-3 months.
- An Intake Coordinator from the Dawn Farm Intake Team (DFIT) will contact you within two business days to confirm receipt of your application and review some basic information about the program (see basic information listed above). Once the Intake Team speaks with you and confirms that basic info, we will add you to the waitlist for Dawn Farm transitional housing.
- Once on the waitlist, you must call the Dawn Farm transitional housing hotline (734-669-8403) and leave a message at least once per week to keep your name on the list. Remember to leave updated address and telephone information so that we can contact you when a bed becomes available.
- When a bed becomes available and you are the next person on the waitlist, an Intake Coordinator will contact you to put you in touch with your new house manager. You and your new house manager will schedule an appointment for your intake that should happen within 72 hours of first contact. Bring essential personal belongings such as clothes, toiletries, and other basics. All units are furnished, but please bring a set of bedding, a pillow, and a towel. If you do not have these things, Dawn Farm can provide you a complete bedding/ towel kit for $55 to be added to your first bill.
Important things to know about this process:
- While on the waiting list, we encourage you to participate in 12 step meetings in your community. We also invite you to attend free daily drop in groups at the Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center. Call Spera (734-669-8265) for more information about groups and meetings.
- A weekly transitional housing informational group is held on Tuesdays at noon at the Spera Recovery Center. Anyone interested in transitional housing must attend. Spera is at 502 West Huron, Ann Arbor, 48104.
Other helpful information is available at www.dawnfarm.org:
- Free drop-in groups at Spera
- Dawn Farm recommended meeting list
- Chapin Street Project program rules
Thanks! If you have any questions, please contact the Dawn Farm Intake Team at 734-669-8265.