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

January Dann’s House News 2021 – Letter from the President

Happy New Year friends of Dann’s House!

We have continued to stay safe at the House. The residents had a nice Holiday. Santa Sandy, AKA House Manager, had huge stockings filled with goodies. See the pictures. The Board also purchased requested needed gifts, such as boots, long underwear, even some art supplies and grooming items.

Adult men living in community isn’t without its challenges. NMSH case workers, Jason and Paul continue to work with the residents on various issues. Board member, Bob Bevier, holds a “House Meeting” every Wednesday. These services help the guys learn to sort out their differences and live in this unique living arrangement.

The garage has been totally transformed into an awesome space! Staton Lorenz, Board member extraordinaire, engineered the project and did 75% of the work. Thanks to Harry Hubbell, Board Member, The garage has heat! No hauling propane canisters this winter 😊.

The basement transformation in the north end duplex is complete. We have 2 new rooms which will house 2 men in each room. It was a labor of love and hard work – Staton and Karl easily put in 1000 hours into this project….many more. We made a decision to pay Karl…his hourly charge $5.00! Julie Falconer and myself helped with some painting. Check out the paint color. Staton’s choice. We love it now. We are in process of obtaining furnishing for the rooms.

We are in the process of seeking the right person to be the overnight assistant manager. Requirements include: sober and able to provide a stable presence at the house. Drivers License would be a bonus. We would provide a private room and a salary. Please contact me with potential leads.

Thank You for your support of Dann’s House

Gratefully,

Brenda Bartz
Board President