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Consumer Spotlight - David Wright

Substance abuse began at an early age for David Wright. At 14 he started drinking and smoking marijuana, by 16 David had dropped out of school, and by 19 he was using on a regular basis.  Shortly thereafter, he was arrested for transporting marijuana from Las Vegas to Detroit.  By now he felt completely beaten down.  He was court ordered to do 90-days of residential treatment; which is when he first discovered Mariners Inn in 1998.  He completed the program successfully and believed that he had the foundation to remain clean and sober.  Unfortunately, he was unable to go it alone. The life of substance abuse and drugs called him back.

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Mariner’s Inn mosaics, peace by piece via The Detroit Hub

By: Ashley Hennen

A mosaic that’s remniscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night hangs in the lobby of Mariners Inn, the Cass Corridor shelter and treatment center for homeless men. The blues and golds look like that famous painting, but instead of a night sky spanning across this triptych, there’s a bridge that spans from dark to light as the mosaic tiles move toward the door.

“It’s transformation,” says Maxine Gardner a volunteering art therapist at Mariners Inn.

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Mariners Inn Partners with the Arts Corps Detroit!

 

Mariners Inn is partnering with the Arts Corps Detroit.  Arts Corps Detroit is a community-based program at Wayne State University that offers service-learning courses and volunteer opportunities for students and others who want to help revitalize the urban community through the arts. ArtsCorpsDetroit is open to all Wayne State University students and also invites participation from the Detroit community.  Many of the art projects you'll see on our website and in our building were made possible through this amazing partnership and we look forward to many more amazing creations to come!

Take a second and check out their website at http://artscorpsdetroit.wayne.edu/index.php where you can see not only some of the art projects Mariners Inn has been involved in but also some of the other partners!

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U.S Congressman John Conyers recognizes Mariners Inn!

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PRESS RELEASE: 2011 ANNUAL ADOPT A FAMILY CAMPAIGN

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Mariners Inn nominated as a finalist by Crain's for being one of the Best Managed Non-Profits in 2011

FINALIST: Mariners Inn's peer mentoring program saves money, supports both parties

 

Mariners Inn is looking to a peer coaching program to lower the costs of supporting recovering addicts, enabling it to support more people.

The Detroit-based nonprofit, which operates in the Cass Corridor area under the direction of CEO David Sampson, launched its Peer Recovery Mentoring Program in August on the strength of a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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Peer Recovery Open House - Wed. Oct. 26, 2011

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Mariners Inn CEO Dave Sampson in USA Today

Detroit and its auto industry are starting to roll again!

By Marisol Bello and Steve Gardner, USA TODAY

'There's an awesome energy here'

These successes help keep young people in the city. Stevie Ansara, 24, is a beatbox artist, a vocal percussionist, who teaches art in Detroit public schools. He is part of a crop of artists and young people celebrating the city's grit.

"There's an awesome energy here," he says. "The city is your canvas."

His Midtown neighborhood is seeing more investment as development groups such as Mosey's entice prospective residents. Funded by local foundations, Mosey's group provides up to $20,000 in forgivable loans for down payments or up to two years' rent as incentives for people to move into the area.

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