About Alumni & Outreach Programs
The Alumni & Outreach Program was created to provide a safe and productive environment for former clients to receive counseling, case management, referrals, and recreational activities. The primary purpose is to assist the men who have successfully completed the Residential Treatment Program and are not currently enrolled in the aftercare programs offered by the Inn (MER and TH). The program provides:
- A peer-lead meeting every Sunday
- Individual counseling (by appointment)
- Referral services for housing, transportation, and training / education
- Healthy and safe leisure activities
- Job leads
The Outreach Specialist follows up with former clients at their homes, NA/AA meetings, or social functions to find out if they are in need of services or referrals. Many times the Outreach Specialist will encounter former clients who have relapsed and the Specialist will work on getting them back into treatment.
The Alumni & Outreach Program also provides a Youth Prevention component through classroom presentations about the negative impact of drug and alcohol abuse.
About Peer Mentoring Program
Like diabetes and asthma, addiction is a chronic disease. Until recently, however, most treatment has been based on a short-term acute care model through which individuals receive 30 to 90 days of treatment and are then returned to the community with the expectation that they automatically have the skills and resources needed to rebuild their life, succeed, and maintain their sobriety.
Following treatment, these individuals often have no other option but to return to the only lifestyles, neighborhoods, and social networks they know, leaving them highly vulnerable to relapse. When relapse occurs, they are put through the same system again
Mariners Inn’s Peer Mentoring Program will serve individuals and families who are reintegrating into the community following substance abuse treatment and help them to avoid relapse and maintain a healthy, fulfilling, and independent lifestyle. Recovery support services are ongoing non-clinical services (e.g. social support, mentoring, and linkages to community resources) that help individuals and families who are recovering from substance abuse problems maintain their recovery and improve their quality of life. Recovery support services also provide a bridge back to treatment when needed, ensuring that consumers access treatment promptly rather than waiting until their problem becomes more complex and costly to treat.
- Provide access to community resources that address mental health, education, literacy, employment, entitlements, housing and spiritual needs
- Assist consumers in embracing recovery orientated principles and guidelines
- Deliver person centered care
- Assist consumers with transitioning back into society
- Assist in finding reliable transportation to appointments and interviews
- Assist consumer in achieving treatment goals without returning back to treatment and maintain involvement in recovery process
To qualify you must…
- Be a Wayne County Resident
- Be a male age 18 and older
- Recently completed a substance abuse treatment program
- Preference is given to Mariners Inn Alumni and current consumers but others will be considered.
For More Information, Contact:
Robert Huston - Peer Mentoring Program Director
(313) 962-9446 x 240 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Edd Gardin - Alumni Services Coordinator
(313) 962-9446 x 258 / email@example.com
Mariners Inn is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
Mariners Inn is licensed as a residential and outpatient treatment center through the Office of Substance Abuse Services for the State of Michigan Department of Public Health and has achieved the most prestigious three-year accreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).