Courville Concert Choir performs at Mariners Inn!!

Retired Detroit Public Schools Vocal Teacher and current Courville Concert Choir Enrichment Program Artistic Director gets interviewed after the choir performs for men at  Mariners Inn.

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Community Clean-Up

Come join us as we begin our summer clean-up on

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Mariners Inn visits the Detroit Insititute of Arts

The Mariners Inn Residential Program was invited back to the Detroit Institute of Arts for another season of gallery tours, arts, and crafts.  Bob, the case manager, took a handful of our gentlemen to the DIA for four straight weeks in May of 2012.

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Mariners Inn Featured on Detroit Non-Profits Blog

This past spring break, I was an Alternative Spring Break Detroit participant. During the week, we visited various nonprofit organizations and panel discussions. We attended a panel discussion at Mariners Inn and discussed issues within the city

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Growing Dreams - Mariners Inn Community Garden

This year, we started our first community garden. The video you are watching documents the men harvesting our first crop, lettuce. The purpose of the garden is to give the gentlemen a healthy, therapeutic outlet while also giving them the opportunity to contribute to one of the major issues in our community, an inability to access fresh produce.

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Demolition for future urban farm


Volunteers from Motor City Blight Busters, Starbucks and Teach for America deconstruct houses in Detroit.

From The Detroit News:

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Recovery and Responsibility- "Uplifting a Community"

Making the decision to change your life after years of use and abuse of drugs, alcohol and other mind/mood-altering chemicals, is both admirable and necessary.    Recovery starts with the identification that there is a problem and the decision to do something about it.   The Twelve-Steps of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous is one of the most recognized and effective  tools used to help combat the disease of addiction.  Within the twelve-steps, there is content and a tone that promotes self awareness and responsibility; which is necessary to help effectively cope with the disease of addicition.   I submit to you that there is also content and a tone that promotes giving back.  While it is necessary to become selfishly involved with the recovery process, it is as equally necessary to become involved with uplifting a community with the knoweldge and experience gleaned from the tremendous battle with addiction.  The responsibility

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Musicians and Drugs

Eminem’s first step advice to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem is to “admit you’ve got a problem.” In the second part of Access Investigates Musicians and Drugs, they look at those who found their way out of a downward spiral and are now living a drug-free life.

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