McKinley Partners with Dawn Farm to Deliver Needed Services to the CommunityNovember 7, 2007
November 5, 2007
Contact: Mary S. Williams
734-769-8520 ext. 244
For Immediate Release
McKinley Partners with Dawn Farm to Deliver Needed Services to the Community
Karen F. Andrews, Chief Administrative Officer is pleased to announce McKinley received unanimous approval from the Board of Directors of Dawn Farm at a recent board meeting to create a public-private partnership which will deliver 34 new transitional housing units in our community with funding support from the Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO) and the J.F. Ervin Foundation.
The housing units are designated as supported treatment beds/homes for clients receiving care from the case management staff at Dawn Farm. McKinley will deliver the 34 units via 12 apartment homes beginning in October, 2007. This partnership provides a unique opportunity for McKinley to offer an entire building of contiguous units for Dawn Farm's transitional housing program.
"McKinley has had a long-standing relationship with Dawn Farm, and we are truly grateful for their mission and the important services they provide in our community. We are thrilled that the implementation of this program will reduce, by half, the waiting list for Dawn Farm clients for transitional housing. This partnership program truly embodies the mission of Dawn Farm as well as the Core Purpose of McKinley to enhance the quality of life in our community," shared Andrews, who also serves as a Dawn Farm Trustee.
The program provides a "community of recovery" for clients of Dawn Farm, an addiction rehabilitation treatment provider (www.dawnfarm.org). The McKinley units, brings Dawn Farm's transitional housing units total to 110. Dawn Farm programs have been extraordinarily successful and their clients are consistently known as model residents.
McKinley is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate with a core purpose to enrich the quality of life in our communities every day. It is in the spirit of this philosophy that we provide philanthropic support and encourage participation by our employees in numerous worthy non-profit throughout the community.
McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $1.7 billion in assets in 103 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 17,223 apartments and 5 million square feet of commercial space located in 9 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 717 full-time employees nationwide.