At a long-time Detroit community organization, great things are happening. Serving the community since 1925, Mariners Inn provides holistic, compassionate substance abuse treatment to homeless men, assisting them in changing unhealthy behaviors and pursuing whole, healthy, and positive lives.
As part of this effort, the men of Mariners Inn started a recovery-focused softball team for the 2015 season. Four local treatment centers – Mariners Inn, SHAR, Elmhurst Home, and Sobriety House – were involved in the league this year, and they look forward to expanding next year. Alumni Coordinator and Program Assistant Ed Gardin spearheaded the project in an effort to provide positive recreational activities for the residents. This allows them to socialize with their peers in a friendly, fun environment.
Fifteen Mariners Inn residents were involved this season, and their team went 6-2, taking first place in the fledgling league. Ken Remson, Mariners Inn staff member and the team’s coach, stated, “Softball to me was almost like recovery – needing everybody to play their position and do their job. If you pay attention to yourself and do your job, you’ll stay clean – you’ll win.”
Those interested in supporting the men of Mariners Inn are invited to join Mariners Inn for their River Rhythm Gala, to be held Friday, November 6 at Detroit’s MotorCity Casino. All proceeds will directly benefit the mission of Mariners Inn. For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Stephanie Maurice at 313-962-9446 (ext. 230) or visit www.marinersinn.org/events/river-rhythm.
Since 1925, Mariners Inn has served as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse through a wide range of social service programs that achieve the best possible outcomes for adults, families and youth affected by addiction.
Mariners Inn is a nationally acclaimed, licensed, full-service treatment center providing substance abuse treatment, shelter, and supportive services to Southeast Michigan’s homeless men. Mariners Inn holds the most prestigious three-year accreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is licensed to provide integrated treatment, and is one of Detroit’s premier treatment providers.
For more information, please visit www.marinersinn.org.
Recovery is Real … and Begins at Mariners Inn.