DTE and Mariners Inn - Interview w/ Mariners CEO Dave Sampson

The following video is the result of the continued collaborative efforts made by DTE and Mariners Inn. Mariners Inn's Dave Sampson talks about the mission of Mariners Inn and how companies like DTE are contributing to empowering people in the community as well as lending a helping hand to further the mission of organizations like Mariners Inn. Reginald Pelzer and David talk about the collaboration that has taken place between DTE and Mariners Inn and the various programs and resources provided by way of that collaboration.

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Mariners Inn Choir

The Men at Mariners Inn had the opportunity to record an entire slew of songs thanks to Susan Weiss, (Director of Music), Mimi McMillan (Accompanist), and Adam Alcantara (Producer). Susan and Mimi have been working with the men of Mariners Inn for quite some time each week, singing songs, playing instruments and using music as a tool in a therapeutic environment. We at Mariners Inn are very thankful for their contributions to our mission.

The entire project is available to you here to listen to:

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City Year Volunteers Return to Mariners Inn


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Holiday Gift Idea

Mariners Inn is partnering with artfulvision.com this holiday season.  Artfulvision.com is an online gallery where visitors can purchase visual, functional, and decorative items made by US artists. 

Upon chckout, visitors can select Mariners Inn to receive 20% of the purchase amount. 

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Heart of Detroit Walk A Thon


Staff members walked for fathers on Saturday, August 6 and collectively raised $2,000 to support the mission of Mariners Inn.    It was a wonderful day to support a great cause.  Ending the walk on the field of Comerica Park was an added bonus!!

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Dispelling the Stigma

Addiction a brain disorder, not just bad behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addiction isn't just about willpower. It's a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating it.

"Addiction is about a lot more than people behaving badly," says Dr. Michael M. Miller of the American Society for Addiction Medicine.

That's true whether it involves drugs and alcohol or gambling and compulsive eating, the doctors group said Monday. And like other chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, treating addiction and preventing relapse is a long-term endeavor, the specialists concluded.

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We Golfed “Fore” Fathers!

9th Annual  Golf Classic –

We Golfed “Fore” Fathers!


On Friday, June 3, 2011, Mariners Inn hosted our 9th annual golf classic at the Warren Valley Golf Course.  A record number of golfers enjoyed sunshine and mild temperatures.  Mariners Inn was proud to once again have Strategic Staffing Solutions as our corporate sponsor.


Ed Schmid Ford helped add excitement to the event with the donation of the Hole-in-One prize - a 2012 Ford Focus.  A fun time was had by all and we are pleased to report that we raised nearly $25,000 to support the mission of Mariners Inn. 


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The Gratitude List

The Recovery is Real blog is a place to share the good stuff! Sometimes we need to take a moment and realize the people and things in our life that really matter. You learn to appreciate them more when you begin to understand the role they play in your life as well as the role you play in theirs. Take a moment and think of some of the things you are grateful for. Just begin your post with, "I am grateful/thankful for..."
Come on! Lets get the ball rolling!
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