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 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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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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The Mariners Inn Art Therapy Program Needs Your Help!!!!

The Mariners Inn Art Therapy Program is in need of supplies. 

If you can donate any of the following items feel free to contact our Art Therapy Coordinator Kori Loewe at 313-962-9446 ext 245 or

  • Ceramics  

  • Small flower pots

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The Mariners Inn Choir Performs!

The Mariners Inn Choir is conposed of the men who are currently in treatment. They take part in music therapy once a week. Mariners Inn is thankful to have long term volunteers who faithfully come in to lend their musical expertise and allow the men to use music in a manner consistent with the mission of the Inn. Check out this video of the guys singing below!

Also, the choir had the opportunity to record a full cd. Take a listen here!

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Dialogue for Recovery

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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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