Our Story

Ten16's name has a special history.  When asked for their thoughts, the first people staying at our new halfway house wanted a name that promoted anonymity and protected privacy.  The inspiration came from the local sheriff serving on the founding task force.  At the time, the police used "ten codes" in their radio communication to road patrol officers.  A "10-16" meant there was an open door at the scene.  The street address of our house had that same number.  So it became the 1016 Home - always having an open door to anyone who was wanting a life of recovery from alcohol and other drugs.


Ten16 Recovery Network has a proud history of providing services to people and communities being impacted by substance use disorders.  Ten16 was started in Midland in 1979.  Thanks to the vision of nine local churches, working with a community task force, they set us up as a separate, private, non-profit agency to address this important community need.  Initially started as an 11-bed halfway house, the program became a 15-bed, co-ed, residential treatment facility in the late 1980s.  As a way to impact more lives, the agency opened an outpatient counseling office in Midland in 1995, and added prevention services in 1999.  Shortly after that, the agency had an opportunity to open a small satellite office in Mt Pleasant in 2000. 

In 2004, Ten16 acquired Mt Pleasant Counseling Services, expanding its presence in Isabella County.  Shortly after that, in 2006, the agency added a 6-bed detox facility.  Due to the untimely closing of another counseling agency in 2007, Ten16 ended up opening counseling/prevention offices in Clare, Gladwin and Big Rapids.   Seeing the need to enhance their efforts to help people sustain their recovery, Ten16 added recovery support services in the Midland office as a pilot program.

Thanks to the generosity of several foundations in Midland, the agency was able to build a new 20-bed residential treatment facility on a 19-acre horse farm on M-20, 4 miles from downtown Midland.  The program moved Christmas 2011.  With an empty 1016 Home as well as an unused farm house on the new property, Ten16 flipped those two buildings into a 14-bed men's recovery house and 7-bed women's recovery house, respectively; opening them in May 2013.  Now the agency could provide a safe, sober place for people early in recovery.  In November 2014, Ten16 added that last leg of their recovery support services with the introduction of a supported employment program, being piloted in Midland. 

Ten16 pioneered a new Recovery Center model with the introduction of the Center for Recovery & Wellness in Midland and Big Rapids in 2015.  These locations are leading a cutting edge integration of prevention, outreach, recovery support, treatment and drop-in services that provide instant access to recovery coaches for the help people are looking for.  Now offered at all of our community sites, they have become robust communities of support.  The model has since migrated into a local federally health center; bringing our recovery coaching services to compliment their behavioral health and primary care services for a truly holistic approach.

Sadly, only 10% of those who struggle with a substance use disorder enter formal treatment or support.  In an effort to reach out to missing 90% and invite them in the change process, Ten16 was one of the first to bring Project Assert to Michigan.  An evidence-based program started by Boston Medical, Project Assert embeds a special trained Recovery Coach/Wellness Advocate directly in a hospital Emergency Department.  Also starting in 2015, Ten16 is now in 10 different EDs across the mid-Michigan region.  

The newest frontier for Ten16 is developing a Collegiate Recovery Program on the campuses of Central Michigan University and Ferris State University.  This comprehensive program provides support to those students who are in recovery and pursuing their academic goals in an environment that isn't very recovery friendly.  In addition to those recovery support programs, Ten16's staff also provides education, outreach and early intervention to those students who have developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.  In 2020, Ten16 is expanding onto the campus of its first two year institution, Mid-Michigan College.