Client Spotlights

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“You have to want to do better to get better”

Alvin's story
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“It’s alright to think and be independent. But ask advice. Listen and learn and even if you think they’re wrong, ask someone else.”

Clay's story
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Maurice “Moe” Hunter is a resident in the MER Program. During his downtime from the daily activities of Mariners Inn, Mr. Hunter can be found in the art room working on his mosaic masterpieces.

Moe's story
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David Johnson, a former Mariners Inn client, creates beautiful gazebos using his considerable artistic talent, a great deal of creativity, and the patience he learned in recovery.

David's story
Lawrence Mariners Inn Success Story

I went to the party in 1966 and I didn’t come home till 2001. Mariners didn’t turn their back - they asked me what I wanted to do about my problem and how they could help.

Lawrence's story
Michael Mariners Inn Success Story

Mariners Inn has made a Tremendous Impact on my Life!!!!! It has taken me a better part of 12 years to finally really understand Addiction, Myself, and the Impact that it has had on me and my Family.

Michael's story
Earl Mariners Inn Success Story

Hello; My name is Earl S. I just want to express my gratitude for the Strengthening Families program. After coming into treatment after a few days go by and your head begins to clear, you think about all the wrongs you’ve done while in the madness of your addiction.

Earl's story
Cedric Mariners Inn Success Story

My life has become better since coming through the doors of Mariner’s Inn. I am a sixty-one year old man with a broken spirit, hopelessness, mentally, and physically bankrupt.

Cedric's story
Thomas Mariners Inn Success Story

I came to Mariners Inn November 30, 2007, homeless and addicted to alcohol and cocaine. I was tired of hurting myself and my family.

Thomas's story
Carl Mariners Inn Success Story

Here at Mariners you find out things about yourself, through group and one on one meetings and what it takes to maintain that sobriety. I am catching up with the real me after all these years.

Carl's story
Melvin Mariners Inn Success Story

I arrived here at Mariners Inn on 11-23-08 because I needed some help with a crack cocaine addiction. I’ve been here now for 3 1/2 months.

Melvin's story
Jerry Mariners Inn Success Story

Through this program I have a better relationship with my son, through the Strengthening Families program

Jerry's story
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Clay has demonstrated an unyielding determination and total commitment to the recovery process. Clay is a positive motivating force for other members of the Recovery Program and well deserving of this spotlight.

Clay P's story
Darrell Mariners Inn Success Story

Darrell celebrated one year clean when he walked onto the campus of Eastern Michigan University as one of the class of 2017.

Darrell's story
David Mariners Inn Success Story

At Mariners Inn we believe in second and third chances and we welcomed David back. Today, David has been clean and sober for over six years and is a caring father to his son and a provider for his family.

David's story
Keith J Mariners Inn Success Story
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Keith has maintained his sobriety despite his legal and relationship problems by continuing to participate in the recovery program.

Keith J's story
Ross B Mariners Inn Success Story
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While in treatment Ross completed his GED, discovered a passion for painting, began to establish himself as an artist, and received dental services that resulted in a new set of teeth.

Ross B's story
Shaye  Mariners Inn Success Story

He is in the process of preparing to take his GED exam and he has been observed often studying for this test.

Shaye 's story
Mark  Mariners Inn Success Story

Mark, a recent resident of Mariners Inn, just signed his first lease in a very long time on Jan. 19, 2016. He’s hopeful that 2016 will be his strongest year yet.

Mark 's story

"My past will give me value."

Jereme's story
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“I’m at a point where I’d be my own friend. I like me better now.”

Michael's story
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“I had to find myself…I came here and I find myself every day.”

George's story
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"It’s like I was a wound, hurting inside, and they opened me, cut me, and let it bleed."

Tajai's story
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For those struggling with addiction he suggested, “Look at where you’ve been and think about where you want to go; look at what you have and take inventory.”

Kwesi 's story

“The fight continues, that’s why I stay humble and grateful."

Jonathan's story