16th

December

2017

Mariners Inn Featured on Detroit Non-Profits Blog

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This past spring break, I was an Alternative Spring Break Detroit participant. During the week, we v...

This past spring break, I was an Alternative Spring Break Detroit participant. During the week, we visited various nonprofit organizations and panel discussions. We attended a panel discussion at Mariners Inn and discussed issues within the city
relating to hunger and homelessness. We took a tour of the facilities at Mariners Inn and I was very, very, very (yes, that many “verys”) impressed by this organization.
There are a few things that I was particularly impressed by:
  1. The emphasis on developing self worth.
  2. The long-term commitment to the men in the program.
During our tour, a few men that went through Mariners Inn’s program gave us a tour and we had the opportunity to speak with them about their experience. They talked about their struggles and the impact that Mariners Inn made on their lives. Through its help, they were able to turn their lives around. Now, they work in the center and are able to encourage others with their journey. Through my eyes, Mariners Inn gives these men the hand that they need to get back on track and do something amazing with their lives. It seems to me that they find self worth through the impact that they are making on other addicted, homeless men which in turn helps them with their own constant recovery process. The men in this program also do various activities in the community to find self worth. They have a men’s choir, participate in community cleanups, built a garden, conduct car washes, and sell parking to raise funds.
-Hannah Mathers

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