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:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Healthcare Associates of McKinney announced today that ... at 8080 State Highway 121, Suite 210, McKinney, Texas 75070. It is in ... , As the practice has grown, the need for more space has been paramount. ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals ... What You See” body image mannequin art competition. Selected from 15 submissions from around ... winner revealed at the 31st annual iaedp Symposium, March 22 – 26 in Las ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Castle Farms, the celebrated Northern ... with the winning couple announced on Feb. 14, 2017, on Facebook. The free ... vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau Enterprises, A Touch of Spring and ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Rare Disease Report®, which is the only ... Disease Day events, hosted by the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) on February ... e-newsletter and quarterly publication, will be conducting interviews with patients and advocates in ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... EBSCO Information Services ... Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework. The agreement allows purchasers ... (NHS) to search, order and purchase medical and healthcare-related content through GOBI ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 24, 2017 ... Monteverde & Associates PC , a boutique securities ... New York City , announces that a ... of Massachusetts  against Inotek Pharmaceuticals ... purchasers of the Company,s securities between July 23, 2015 and ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Australien, 24. Februar 2017 ITL Limited, ... des Gesundheitsbereiches, ist erfreut, für das zum 31. ... entsprechenden Vorjahreszeitraum exzellente Ergebnisse vorlegen zu können. Eine ... zum Wachstum" finden Sie hier . ... nach Steuern 2,12 Millionen USD (Dez. 2015: 1,04 Millionen USD; +104 %) ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017  This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... Products: Intermediates, Analytical, and Others. The End ... and Agrochemicals. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Europe , and Rest of World. Annual estimates ... 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: