Our mission, vision & values

At Ten16 Recovery Network, we are a nonprofit organization that is passionate about helping people live whole lives, free from relying on alcohol and other drugs.

We believe that everyone‘s life has meaning.

Our purpose comes from being a valued member of a group of people who care about each other. Getting to that place is not always easy. People have often been hurt emotionally or physically early in that journey.

We meet a person wherever they may be in their brokenness and walk with them through the darkness until they find a place of healing and wholeness.

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Why we do what we do

You can enjoy a meaningful, drug-free life and find your place in a healthy community.


How we do what we do

You can transform your pain into purpose as we walk with you through your hurt in the safety of a resilient, healing community.


What we do

We promote recovery and wellness at every stage of substance misuse through shared experience, proven steps, and supportive accountability.

Do you or a loved one need help taking a step toward recovery? We are here for you! Ten16 offers nonprofit addiction treatment and recovery support services in Central Michigan.

Ten16’s core values & what they mean for you

We have high expectations! For the people we serve and for ourselves. Three essential core values passionately drive all that we do. They define who we are, how we work, and how we want everyone to live.

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Living with Authenticity

We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we will show up for you.

We will only trust those we believe to be real and care about who we are and who we can become. It means that the things we say and do align with our beliefs. Those should always be in alignment, regardless of the setting.

Whether at work or home, in the classroom or at the mall, we should be the same person. We don’t pretend to have all of the answers or try to be all things to all people. But we will show up and be present with you today.


Doing the Next Right Thing

The next right thing will bring someone closer to their best life.

When faced with a decision, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t always the right thing. A lot of times, it is the easy thing, the convenient thing, or the conflict-avoidant thing. For it to truly be the next right thing, it means we are looking down the road to the long-term implications of that choice.

The next right thing should be getting someone closer to their best life. Sometimes that means leaning into pain and helping someone find meaning and purpose from that discomfort. Sometimes that leads to saying and doing things that aren’t popular or easy, but it is the right thing. That is what caring for people looks and feels like, whether staff or clients.


Moving Forward

We ask people to take a hard look at their life, their choices, and their habits. We hold ourselves to the same standard.

Most of us know our weaknesses, hurts, and things that get in the way of our happiness—at work and in life. It is what a person does with that knowledge that counts. If we keep doing the same self-defeating things, then we are stuck. We are stuck if our actions don’t align with our words.

Every day, we ask people to take a hard look at their life, their choices, and how they are letting unhealthy habits keep them from living their best. We hold ourselves to the same standard. We can’t ask the people we serve to do something we aren’t willing to do ourselves.

Professionally, we can’t rely on the same techniques and our own experience. There are continuous improvements in the field that are more effective. Personally, we all must be willing to keep growing, trying to get better, and working our program toward wellness.