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 this holiday season. 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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Can you help?

We are currently in need of twin size mattress and box spring sets. 


Please contact Carina at 313-962-9446 (ext. 227) or    Arrangements can be made to pick up your tax deductible donation.

Thank you.

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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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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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Art at the DIA

Throughout the month of August 2011, Bob, the Mariners Inn Case Manager, has taken several of our consumers to the Detroit Institute of Arts to meet with Mr. Vito, who is a local artist and teacher.  Mr. Vito has been working closely with the gentlemen at Mariners Inn and has helped them to create pieces of art from wooden blocks. 

Bob (left) and Michael from Mariners Inn.


The blocks were then painted and a story was added to tell a little bit about what the piece means to each creator. 

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