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
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.
The mission of Mariners Inn is to provide 24 hour, residential, substance abuse treatment for adult, homeless men of Southeastern Michigan, in a professional, compassionate, therapeutic environment conducive to reducing their problems of drug and alcohol addiction, thereby promoting their return to health, independence, and increased self-worth.