Navigation Links
Detroit Homeless Men Adopt Local Families for Christmas
Date:12/6/2007

Effort is part of the 'Holidays at Mariners Inn - saving families one father at a time' campaign which kicks off Friday, December 7, 2007 at 5:30

p.m. 'These men are homeless but not hopeless,' says David Sampson.

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homeless men from the Mariners Inn shelter and treatment center in downtown Detroit are launching an effort to help needy families this holiday season. The men will kick off their effort as part of the "Holidays at Mariners Inn -- saving families one father at a time" campaign. The campaign launches with a public tree lighting ceremony at Mariners Inn on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. The center is located at 445 Ledyard in Detroit's historic Cass Corridor.

"These men may be homeless but they are not hopeless," says David Sampson, Interim Operations Director for Mariners. "They know what it feels like to be ignored, not just at Christmas, but year round because of their circumstance. They know what it is like to live on the streets. They know what its like to not have anything but the clothes on their back and the holes in their shoes. Still, they have found a way to look beyond their own situation to help somebody else in need. They represent the true spirit of the holiday season and we are supporting them every step of the way."

The homeless men will help four families with money they collect from friends or earn from their own jobs. In addition, the Mariners Inn staff seeks to raise $50,000 to provide everything from food to prescription drugs for clients. Staff is also looking for donations of men's winter coats, gloves, underwear, personal hygiene products and shower shoes. All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off during normal business hours.

Mariners Inn provides a solution and not just a shelter. Men show up sober at the time of registration and are tested regularly for alcohol and drug use. Mariners has a zero tolerance policy. The men participate in individual and group therapy, daily work details and vocational counseling. At Mariners, men get the help they need to return to society clean, sober and eager to support their families and community.

Mariners Inn, a 501(c)(3) non profit, is dedicated to helping homeless men who want to be free of addiction and live a life filled with dignity and purpose. Services include: residential substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, family counseling, alumni support, literacy, GED, and computer classes, vocational training and placement, and permanent housing assistance.

Contact:

Greg Bowens

(313) 962-9446 (o), 248 275-3156 (c)

bowensmi@comcast.net


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mariners Inn
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Tickets Still Available for Detroit Uncorked;
2. Detroit Metro Tower Air Traffic Controllers File Lawsuit Alleging Improper Mold Removal and Health Effects
3. McKesson Corporation CEO to Address the Detroit Economic Club on Preserving Our Healthcare System and Improving Quality of Life
4. Haile Gebrselassie Coming to Detroit for Free Press/Flagstar Marathon
5. Saturn Shows Its Commitment to Health and Fitness by Becoming Expo Title Sponsor for The Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon
6. EPA Awards $40,000 Grant to Detroit Health Department for Asthma Program
7. Ilitch Brings New Brand of Pilates to Metro Detroit With Opening of Studio in West Bloomfield
8. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
9. United Way of Greater Los Angeles Kicks Off Initiative to Prevent and End Homelessness With HomeWalk 2007
10. The Jericho Project Announces Rehabilitation Residence for Homeless and Low-Income Veterans
11. Homeless Vets - VA Sets the Record Straight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the ... in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Pro-Am Heroes Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country ... local charity, Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June ... receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any ... scholarship winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org ... type 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic ... supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: