As many of you may know, in a unanimous decision the Detroit City Council voted to exclude Mariners Inn from the Cass Park Historic District on April 19, 2016. The decision removes the uncertainty of being able to explore and control our own destiny in terms of the future.
The statement that Bishop Wendell N. Gibbs Jr. made following the decision rings true for all of us - “Today’s decision shows a recognition for the ongoing work going on at the Mariners Inn”.
We remain steadfast and committed to continuing to provide the services that enable us to help save lives.
While many may wonder if the new Cass Park District along with the new Arena District is the best place for a human service organization like Mariners Inn, we have never wavered in relentlessly moving forward with treating the people we serve with dignity and respect amongst all of the construction and development in the area.
We have no doubt that the mission of Mariners Inn, and our successful outcomes for the lives we touch, will continue.
- David Sampson, Mariners Inn CEO