Where We Came From

In the spring of 1976, the Haws family moved to Farmington, Utah. Befriended by a local dairy farmer and his family, Aaron and Jetta Richards became the catalyst for what would become a unique mixed used planned development on the west side of Farmington. The Richards Dairy Farm, along with the assemblage of 8 total farms became what is now Station Park and Park Lane Commons. Red Barn Farms is strategically located in the middle of this master planned development area, directly off of I-15 and along the Legacy Trail.

The Haws family had a desire to give something back to the community – the original plan was to construct a working community farm, within the master planned development, to help keep the feeling of the farm in Farmington. After development of the farm, The Haws family experienced their own personal
tragedy related to addiction. This life-altering family loss set in motion their desire to help other families and individuals struggling with addiction a place to turn for help.

A Non-Profit Organization

The location and setting of the farm is unique and provides the base for the formation of the Non-Profit organization (501c3 approved – Public Charities) of Red Barn Farms. It is important to the Haws family and to the community that it be a not-for-profit program. Our goal is to provide awareness and opportunities for those in recovery as we confront this plague of our generation. At Red Barn Farms we are all in “Recovery”, working to “Recover” relationships and our sense of purpose as we work together to heal individuals and families.

Red Barn Academy is anchored in the belief that if our students are brought back to their roots, while focusing on improving their Life-Skills – new growth begins. Our students feel safe at Red Barn and know it is a place where they can reinvent themselves through the disciplines of the farm life; hard work, education, responsibility and consistency. These are the cornerstones of a life of integrity and what we are all about at Red Barn Academy.

A vital part of my recovery

“I have been attending activities and many other groups at Red Barn Farms for almost 2 years. This has been a vital part of my recovery and the amazing life I now enjoy. Amazing staff that are always willing to help in any way possible. Thanks for being a part of my recovery.”

- Sue Jones

Truly does save lives and families

“Red Barn Farms and Red Barn Academy is a great example of a therapeutic community that truly does save lives and families. I have several family members who struggle with substance abuse issues, and lost my sister to a drug overdose last year. This is the first program I have seen that offers the right support people need to recover. As a community, we need to bind together to support their efforts so that they can expand and serve more men and women who deserve the opportunity to be their best self and for their families to be whole.”

- Marcie V.

One of THE Best Recovery programs

“One of THE Best Recovery programs out there! Love this place and all the amazing work they do and LIVES they SAVE!”

- Lucky H.