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San Francisco Inspired by Dann’s House

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Dann’s House was featured in a story on KALW, a public radio station in San Francisco, California. The city is considering ways to address homelessness, especially considering that 40% of the people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco report suffering from Substance Use Disorders.

Andrew Seltzer, a reporter for KALW and the San Francisco Public Press, spent some time at Dann’s House last summer. He discovered that our success can show his city that following a Harm Reduction model works.

Listen or read a transcript here.

Gratitude Gathering

Gratitude Gathering 2017What are you grateful for?

Dann’s House residents are grateful to have a roof over their heads, a supportive environment, and an opportunity to transform their lives. “If it weren’t for Dann’s House, I would be dead” is often heard there.

You can help to inspire such appreciation. Join us for a

Gratitude Gathering

Tuesday Nov 14

Blue Tractor Barn

Union Street, Traverse City

$40 per person

Dinner included, Cash Bar

See any Board member for tickets!

Precision Cares Donation

Dann’s House is grateful to have received a donation of $1,000 from Precision Plumbing and Heating, as part of their Precision Cares program.

Precision received nominations for Dann’s House from three different from community members, and were impressed with the community support and the effectiveness of the project, which provides interim and supportive housing for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and also suffer from severe Alcohol Use Disorder.

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Pictured are a representative of Precision, along with Board members, staff, volunteers, and residents of Dann’s House receiving a giant check!

Fresh Fossils Fundraiser

Fresh Fossils 2017-06-17Fresh Fossils at Little Bohemia:  Fun, Food, Drink, and Dancing to Benefit Dann’s House

Saturday, June 17

7pm – 10pm

Little Bohemia, 540 W. Front Street, Traverse City

Everyone Welcome, No cover

Traverse City’s premier family tavern will host this event to raise funds for Dann’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides interim and supportive housing for people who have been experiencing chronic homelessness and also suffer from severe Alcohol Use Disorder.

Little Bohemia will serve beverages and “food so good you’ll wanna lick the plate,” and The Fresh Fossils will provide an eclectic fusion of blues, ballads, rock, and jazz music for fun and dancing.

A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds will go to Dann’s House, and donations will also be accepted.

Dann’s House Receives Grants

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We are pleased to announce that Dann’s House has received three significant grants in the last month:

$5,000 from the Art and Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation

$10,000 from United Way of Northwest Michigan

$15,000 from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

We are deeply grateful to these important organizations, not only for their generous grants, but also for their recognition that Dann’s House is an important factor in the fight to end chronic homelessness in the Grand Traverse Region.

You can join that fight, too! As a nonprofit, Dann’s House relies on community contributions as well as grant funding. You can make a tax-deductible contribution using the “Donate” button on this page, or contact us to volunteer.

No Home for the Holidays Concert

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NO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

A Concert to Benefit Dann’s House

Sun. Dec. 18 at 3pm at the Presbyterian Church

A “No Home for the Holidays” concert will be held Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church at 701 Westminster Drive in Traverse City.

A freewill offering will be requested to benefit Dann’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides transitional and supportive housing for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and who also suffer from severe alcohol use disorder. Residents follow certain house expectations, and are not expected to abstain from alcohol. They have all reduced the amount of alcohol they consume; they pay rent; and they are taking care of their health for the first time in years.

“Thanks to Dann’s House, I’m going to be alive to see my grandchildren graduate from school,” says one of the residents. Dann’s House opened August 1, 2014, and has seen remarkable positive effects in the residents’ lives and in the larger community.

The concert will feature Guy William Molnar, a professional actor, director, and musician who recently returned to northern Michigan with his husband, after 15 years of working around the country. Guy will perform a set of songs specially chosen to honor Dann’s House and the season.

Mary Sue Wilkinson will lead a sing-along of holiday favorites. Mary Sue is the founder of the Young at Heart Music program, where she brings music back into the lives of seniors. She leads hundreds of sing-alongs every year.

The seasonal fun will continue as a group from the Old Town Playhouse Young Company will perform selections from their recent musical production of Elf, Jr.!