PO Box 1711
Traverse City, MI 49685
Phone: 231-421-5290

Dann’s House

An Update from the President of Dann’s House

We finally purchased the duplex on Veterans Drive the end of 2019. Since then we’ve accomplished SO much. Adding residents. Hiring a full time House Manager. Prioritizing house repairs.  This summer we purchased a used van. The van has provided transportation to appointments, outings, and trips to the store.  The house had drainage problems that resulted in water in the basement. Water was diverted by digging up and replacing the old drainage system. New roof and gutters with leaf filters were installed. I’m happy to report that problem has been resolved! Additional bedrooms are being added to the north end… Read More »


Detroit Inspired by Dann’s House

The Detroit Free Press has published a well-researched article about Dann’s House as an inspirational model for approaches to ending homelessness. Our Harm Reduction philosophy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective way to help people and to improve communities by helping the most vulnerable citizens and saving significant resources. The tremendous success of Dann’s House in transforming both the lives of our residents and our wider region is inspiring communities across the country! Read the article here.


2015 – Year In Review

When the Board of Directors first opened Dann’s House, led by Greg Stone’s vision, we had only one goal: to provide a home for our most vulnerable neighbors – the people no one else wanted, people who had been on the streets a long time, and have severe Alcohol Use Disorder. We had no plans to provide any services to our residents other than a place to live and be safe, warm, and dry. We knew that our residents had often been in trouble with the law, and unable to keep jobs or remain housed for long. We knew that… Read More »


Record-Eagle Reviews Dann’s House Data

A recent Record-Eagle article reviewed the data collected by Dann’s House from Central Dispatch in Traverse City and saw the same dramatic decrease in police calls on our residents that we did when we analyzed the data. If you would like to see the whole report, you can find it here: Data Analysis from Central Dispatch. The article was well written and well reasoned.  The only error we would note is this statement: “Reasons for the 911 calls ranged from assault and larceny to drunkenness and disorderly conduct.” “Assault” and “larceny” were among screening categories we used to gather all 564 reports for every incident at some designated… Read More »


Fresh Fossils Fun!

Join us for the third semi-annual FUNdraiser for Dann’s House! November 7, 2015 at Little Bohemia, 540 W. Front St, Traverse City 7-11pm – A portion of the sales of food (so good you’ll wanna lick the plate) and beverages will be donated to Dann’s House 8-11pm – The Fresh Fossils will play their unique musical fusion of rock, blues, ballads, and jazz No cover  –  Donations accepted  


Grant Award from Oleson

Dann’s House has received a generous grant from the Oleson Foundation, which will partially fund a renovation at the house. We plan to add a bedroom, which will increase the number of residents we can accommodate, as well as a small office, where our House Manager can conduct house business and our Case Manager can meet with residents in private to help them access the services they need.


Dann’s House Seeks Part-time Case Manager

The Dann’s House project is seeking a Part-Time Supportive Housing Case Manager to work as a contractor, while promoting the self-sufficiency and housing retention of residents by providing quality case management and supportive services. To see a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your résumé and a cover letter (not to exceed two pages) to: info@dannshouse.org. No phone calls or personal contacts please. Please direct questions to: Deadline for submission is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 1, 2015


Lucky Leprechaun Ball Fundraiser March 15th, 3 to 7 pm

Join us for the 2015 Ancient Order of Hibernians Annual Lucky Leprechaun Ball! This event, a fundraiser for Dann’s House, will include performances from the members of Song of the Lakes, The Wild Sullys, Blue Footed Booby, Pam McCormick (Irish Dancer), Mike Kelly (Actor), Stephan MacNeil (seven-time Northern American Highland bagpipe champion), a Tribute to Robert Emmett, and our very own Shaun Anchak, who sits on the StonesHouse Board of Directors. This year’s event will be held in The Workshop, at  221 Garland Street in the Warehouse District in Traverse City. The event will feature the open format of an Irish session. Rather than being… Read More »


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… Read More »


$50,000 Rotary Grant Award

On 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… Read More »