About 11 years ago, men from Mariners Inn’s treatment program were charged to come up with a holiday activity that represented their gratitude for being in recovery in addition to finding a way to thank the community for their support.
After landing on the idea of the Adopt-a-Family program, the men decided to serve four families based on the main programs that Mariners Inn facilitated at that time- 90-Day Residential, Transitional Housing, Mariners Extended Residency, and Alumni. Each group held their own fundraisers to shop for the families.
Since then, Adopt-a-Family has grown exponentially, with community partners, board members, and staff involved in the adopting.
Adopt-a-Family 2019 is set for December 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Detroit PAL, 1680 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216.
Will you join us this year? Contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 962-9446 x230 to get involved.