Mariners Inn Receives $137,800 in Grants to Fund Residential Youth Prevention Program

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Mariners Inn of Detroit has received $50,000 in funding from the Community Foundation for ...

Mariners Inn of Detroit has received $50,000 in funding from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and an $87,800 grant from The Jewish Fund to support its Residential Youth Prevention Program (RYPP).

Serving Southeast Michigan since 1925, Mariners Inn is a nationally acclaimed treatment center focused on alleviating the problems of homelessness and substance abuse. Mariners Inn provides social services to reintegrate men struggling with substance abuse and homelessness back into society so they go on to lead healthy, independent lives and enrich their communities. Mariners Inn also provides services to families and individuals affected by a loved one’s substance abuse.

The CFSEM and Jewish Fund grants will be used to provide comprehensive services to young men ages 18-29 who are in imminent danger of falling into homelessness, drug addiction, and/or criminal behavior. The Stabilization phase of the program houses men up to 90 days in a residential setting and provides individual therapy, drug prevention classes, vocational assistance, mental health treatment, peer support, art therapy, and housing placement. In Phase II, Independence, consumers live in a supported, structured environment and receive comprehensive social services to increase their independent living skills and ability to be self-sufficient.

Mariners Inn CEO David Sampson states, “Because of this support and generosity, we have been able to effectively provide services to a vulnerable population without interruption. The young men involved in this program will now have an opportunity to break the vicious cycle of generational addiction and have an opportunity to succeed."

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $800 million through more than 55,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.

The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center. Sinai Hospital was a Jewish community funded facility that grew into one of metropolitan Detroit’s top health care institutions. As a legacy of Sinai Hospital, The Jewish Fund continues the tradition of assuring excellent and compassionate care for those in need in Metropolitan Detroit through its annual grant-making.

Mariners Inn is accepting donations to further its mission of supporting recovery. For more information on Mariners Inn or how you can support its efforts, please visit www.marinersinn.org or call Stephanie Maurice at 313-962-9446 x230.


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.

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