Dann’s House (formerly StonesHouse) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with a commitment to helping communities develop recovery residences and recovery supports. With transitional and supportive housing, we have brought dignity and effective solutions to people who are experiencing (or are in danger of experiencing) homelessness and who also suffer from substance use disorders and other mental health challenges. These solutions also benefit the communities in which our clients live.
The first Dann’s House residence opened in 2014 in Traverse City, Michigan. Dann’s House provides transitional and supportive housing specifically for individuals who have been experiencing chronic homelessness and also suffer from persistent, severe Alcohol Use Disorder.
This kind of facility is commonly referred to as a “wet house.” We choose not to use that term because it is pejorative. It implies a “party house” and attempts to define our residents simply by reducing them to their disease.
Dann’s House provides much more than four walls and a roof to our residents. The house includes round-the-clock support from professional staff and specially trained volunteers. Following a Harm Reduction model, a Case Manager meets with each resident to help them assess their needs, set goals for their lives, and access services. We find that our residents soon reduce the amount of alcohol they consume, begin to make and keep appointments, and take care of their secondary health concerns.
Dann’s House is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that relies on support from a variety of sources to fulfill our mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.