Growing Dreams - Mariners Inn Community Garden

This year, we started our first community garden. The video you are watching documents the men harvesting our first crop, lettuce. The purpose of the garden is to give the gentlemen a healthy, therapeutic outlet while also giving them the opportunity to contribute to one of the major issues in our community, an inability to access fresh produce....

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Demolition for future urban farm

Volunteers from Motor City Blight Busters, Starbucks and Teach for America deconstruct houses in Detroit.From The Detroit News:

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Musicians and Drugs

Eminem’s first step advice to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem is to “admit you’ve got a problem.” In the second part of Access Investigates Musicians and Drugs, they look at those who found their way out of a downward spiral and are now living a drug-free life....

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Mariners Inn is looking for a tutor!

Recovery from drug abuse encompasses more than just abstinence from drugs and alcohol.It also includes the rebuilding of many areas of one's life including their health, education, work, and home life. One of the largest areas for many people is continuing their education so they can find employment and be competitive in today's workforce. For many of our gentlemen that begins with gaining their GED. Mariners Inn is looking for a volunteer tutor ...

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Harvey's Story

Hello, my name is Harvey Pollard. This is the story of what my life was like prior to Mariners Inn, what I’ve done since I’ve been a client at Mariners, and what Mariners has helped me with during my stay. Become I came into Mariners Inn my life was completely unmanageable. My family couldn’t control me and my friends weren’t really friends unless our friendship involved doing something doing something negative and unnecessary. I started smoking ...

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Mariners Inn is starting a Community Garden!

We are beginning to plan our first community garden for the spring and are really excited about this project. We hope to eventually have a garden big enough to provide food not only to our clients but to the surrounding community. We also hope this garden will be a place for connection with the both the earth and with each other.We are looking for any community members who might be interested in helping us. Our planning meetings will begin in ea...

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The Mariners Inn Choir Performs at Wayne County Community College!!!

On December 15th the Mariners Inn Choir had the privilege of performing at the St. John's Open Arms Program Candlelight Vigil at Wayne County Community College - Eastern District. The vigil was an opportunity for members of the community to come together to mourn the loss of loved ones, gain support from one another, and hopefully begin healing from their pain. The Mariners Inn Choir performed for the crowd while other consumers from our organiza...

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Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe hosts the Mariners’ Inn Men’s Choir

The Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe hosts the Mariners’ Inn Men’s Choir for lunch and holiday songs. The Mariners’ Inn provides 24-hour, residential, substance abuse treatment for adult, homeless men of Southeastern Michigan with the goal of “saving families, one father at a time.”Grosse Pointe News...

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"The Big Three"

Normally, in the City of Detroit, when the term "The Big Three" is used, there is an automatic association with the auto industry; Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. However, Its the time of year where the recovery community recognizes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year as "the big three". Some of you might wonder what that means. I am glad you asked; the holidays represent a particularly difficult time for people,that are new in the recovery p...

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Consumer Spotlight - David Wright

Substance abuse began at an early age for David Wright. At 14 he started drinking and smoking marijuana, by 16 David had dropped out of school, and by 19 he was using on a regular basis. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested for transporting marijuana from Las Vegas to Detroit. By now he felt completely beaten down. He was court ordered to do 90-days of residential treatment; which is when he first discovered Mariners Inn in 1998. He completed the ...

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Mariner’s Inn mosaics, peace by piece via The Detroit Hub

By: Ashley HennenA mosaic that’s remniscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night hangs in the lobby of Mariners Inn, the Cass Corridor shelter and treatment center for homeless men. The blues and golds look like that famous painting, but instead of a night sky spanning across this triptych, there’s a bridge that spans from dark to light as the mosaic tiles move toward the door.“It’s transformation,” says Maxine Gardner a volunteering art therapist at Marin...

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Mariners Inn Partners with the Arts Corps Detroit!

Mariners Inn is partnering with the Arts Corps Detroit. Arts Corps Detroit is a community-based program at Wayne State University that offers service-learning courses and volunteer opportunities for students and others who want to help revitalize the urban community through the arts. ArtsCorpsDetroit is open to all Wayne State University students and also invites participation from the Detroit community. Many of the art projects you'll see on our...

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