Monthly Archives: December 2014

Northern Express Interview

The guys from Dann’s House were interviewed by the Northern Express.  Their group interview was published in the December 15, 2014 issue.

Overall, we were very pleased with the article. It is worth noting that we prefer not to use the term “wet house.” It seems pejorative and  implies a “party house” to many.

Also, we would clarify that there was a volunteer who purchased  beer for the residents out of his own pocket in the beginning.  It was never the policy of the organization and we stopped it as soon as we found out. (See the FAQs.)

Buchanan: I’m glad to have the opportunity to be here.

Ciccone: I am deeply grateful for this situation and I feel blessed, personally.

To see the whole article, click here.

$50,000 Rotary Grant Award

Rotary Charities - sqOn December 9,  Rotary Charities of Traverse City announced that it would support us with a significant program grant, as we continue to build and improve our Dann’s House program. This major gift is the first of three years of funding that we can expect to receive, assuming that meet expected benchmarks in our program.

Rotary Charities has previously supported our efforts with support for Board development and strategic planning, especially as the planning pertains to communications and fundraising. Their continuing support has enabled us to advance the Dann’s House project from concept to implementation much more quickly that we might have otherwise.