PO Box 1711
Traverse City, MI 49685
Phone: 231-944-2724

July Dann’s House News 2022 – Letter from the President

August of this year we celebrate 9 years open to serving in Traverse City. There is a flurry of activity at Dann’s House. Our 8 residents have happily been bitten by the gardening bug! They are watering and weeding the vegetable and flowers and rewarded with watching their garden GROW. Speaking of growth this group of guys are forming into a “band of brothers” as proclaimed by House Manager Sandy. They are learning to trust each other and take care of each other. They are also taking care of the house and property with some ownership. This pride is also… Read More »


February Dann’s House News 2022 – Letter from the President

Covid finally hit the House – all the residents, staff and most board members succumbed to the virus. All were vaccinated and had mostly mild symptoms. We are grateful for that. Winter is rough on the residents without covid restrictions volunteers were able still to hold monthly meetings with food- always welcome. The guys attend facilitated weekly house meetings. House manager and case workers have managed to get guys to medical and various appointments. At the moment the house is fairly calm – but it fluctuates about as often as the weather. Positive notes: One of our residents who has… Read More »


September 2021 Open House Update

September 16th, we celebrated the completion of the duplex updates. The Open House included a delicious meal provided by our own Traverse City Mayor Jim Curruthers, a tour, and an update on our progress as a non profit . Soon we will need to strategize how to raise additional funds as our support from Northern Michigan Regional Entity will decrease. Alcohol Tax monies have supported almost 50% of our budget for the past several years. Big shout out to Staton Lorenz and Karl Keinath for their tireless work in making the renovations possible. We raised over $2,825 during the Open… Read More »


Annual Fundraiser

Dann’s House is celebrating the completion of our Duplex remodel and our wonderful supporters! September 16th 2021 5:30pm-8:00pm Short Program @ 6:30pm 3270 Veterans Drive Traverse City, MI 49696 Meal & Non-Alcoholic drinks provided


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

Summer Update. Dann’s House residents did a great job of surviving the Covid-19 virus. As of today, all residents have been vaccinated and restrictions have been lifted. Regular visiting hours are 10am-10pm daily. Stop by for a chat or play a game of pool. We have 10 men living at the duplex. 7 have housing vouchers, 2 are not funded and our night employee has a room as part of his benefits, The guys have participated in some gardening projects, lawn mowing, and general beautification. We now have new compacted stone walkways in the front and back yards. Hopefully, the… Read More »


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

Winter has set in Traverse City with zero temps and considerable snowfall. Here at Dann’s House the residents have a warm, comfortable house. They have remained safe during this pandemic. Hoping residents will be able to get vaccinated soon.  Our regular snow plow guy, due to a decline in his health, was unable to plow for us this year. We were left in a lurch when we had our first big snowfall and desperately needed to be plowed. Ben just happened to be driving by in his yellow plow truck and asked if he could help. He agreed to be… Read More »


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… Read More »


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 »


Dann’s House Expands, Buys Property

Dann’s House has now purchased the property where it has been successfully operating for more than five years. The acquisition has allowed the nonprofit to open the other half of the duplex and double its capacity to serve people who need housing with a Harm Reduction approach, and secure the organization’s financial future. Since Dann’s House opened, not only have the lives of the residents been transformed, but also the way local systems address homelessness and addiction. Under a Harm Reduction model, residents are not expected to stop drinking altogether: abstinence is not required at Dann’s House. The goal is… Read More »


Gratitude Gathering 2019

What are you grateful for? We at Dann’s House are grateful to have expanded! We’ve begun renting the other half of the duplex where we’ve been operating for five years, and have almost doubled the number of people we serve. We are also grateful for the progress we’re making towards purchasing the entire property. You can help us to raise the funds needed to bring this project to completion! Join us for a Gratitude Gathering Wednesday, November 20 6:00-8:00pm Blue Tractor Barn 423 South Union Street, Traverse City $50 per person Chef-Designed Dinner Included, Cash Bar Contact us for tickets!