Announcements

Staff Spotlight: Polly McCalister, Housing Director

Polly McCalister was hired on to the Mariners Inn team in October 2015 as Housing Director, over transitional housing and Mariners Extended Residency.“I have cherished every moment,” she said.McCalister believes in Mariners Inn and calls is a crucial Detroit establishment.“Currently we live in a world consumed with drug addiction, violence, unhappiness and economic struggles,” she said. “Mariners Inn offers a solution to the much needed chal...

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Supporter Spotlight: Michael French, Mariners Inn Board Member

Michael French, a three-year-and-counting member of the board at Mariners Inn, was first introduced to the establishment in 1994. French’s father passed away in 1990 and French remembers going to a groundbreaking ceremony and unveiling of the Dainforth Baker French building, named after his father, at Mariners Inn. French’s grandfather donated funds in order to build the Dainforth Baker French building at Mariners Inn and ever since, Marine...

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Just My Two Cents - The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint Water Crisis has been on the top of everyone’s list of topics for discussion and, more importantly, on top of most of our lists to do something about. I can’t imagine the heartbreak and outrage of feeling the type of helplessness that some of the residents in Flint that have been negatively impacted by this crisis must feel. I have been following the crisis since it was made public by a member of the clergy and a reporter from the Cit...

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Meet Mark

MEET MARK 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. He wants to become a vegetarian and rejoin the world while learning to be a spectacular grandfather and father. Mark is a father of three boys and a grandfather to five children. “This program has really helped me get back in focus with my life,” he said. At the age o...

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Mariners Inn Social Enterprise Update

Check out this Curbed Detroit article about a home Mariners Inn residents worked on through our Social Enterprise program! "Jeff Batton, one of the founders of Batton Homes, tells us that these individuals are great workers, 'Eager, supportive, and wanting to come back.'" Thank you, Batton Homes, for providing opportunity to the men of Mariners Inn! ...

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Your New Year's Resolution? Help Change A Life

Dear Friend,As you know, Mariners Inn is a place where the road to recovery is real and possible. Men work with counselors to design a realistic recovery plan but our mission doesn't just stop there. We know that the negative consequences of men dealing with substance abuse produce ripple effects in their communities.To that end, Mariners Inn also provides counseling services to families and individuals affected by adult men in their lives suffer...

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Justin's Story

Many of us take advantage of the holiday season as a time to share photos and stories highlighting the year coming to a close with our family and friends. Today I would like to share a wonderful story of change you’ve made possible through your support of recovery in 2015. Justin When Justin entered Mariners Inn’s RYPP program in summer 2015, he was struggling with severe depression, homelessness, and alcohol addiction. After being at Marin...

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Where the Magic Happens ...

Do you need inspiration today? Then you will LOVE this story of how years fly by, staff changes, but the mission of supporting recovery at Mariners Inn has stayed the same!Read "Where the Magic Happens ... The White Family & Mariners Inn" here. ...

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Just My Two Cents - from David Sampson, CEO

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, it's the time of year where the recovery community recognizes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's 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 recove...

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