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

Dann’s House Receives Grants

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.… Read More »


No Home for the Holidays Concert

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… Read More »


Dann’s House Turns 2!

Two years ago we opened Dann’s House with the simple goal of getting some of the most vulnerable people off of Traverse City’s streets and giving them a place to be safe, dry, and warm. We brought guys into Dann’s House with little expectation of significant improvement. The transformations that we have seen in many of our residents since opening have been nothing short of miraculous. Tom J. had been living on the streets of Traverse City for years. He says: My life had no purpose. I would go to a free breakfast at a church, then hang out in the… Read More »


Community Impact Grant from United Way

Dann’s House has received a Community Impact grant from United Way of Northwest Michigan. The grant supports our Health Initiative, in which our staff and volunteers help our residents to work towards their goals for their physical and mental health. In addition to allowing Dann’s House to purchase equipment like scales and blood sugar monitors, the grant funds a paid staff member to track the residents’  health concerns and assist them in getting the care they need.


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.


Special Dinner for Michael’s House

Saturday, June 27 @ 4:30pm at Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Hwy (M115), Benzonia An event to increase community awareness of our efforts to restore recovery houses for men and women to serve Benzie & Manistee counties. Proceeds to benefit . . . . . . the opening of Michael’s House, a program of the nonprofit organization  StonesHouse. Help us provide a positive and supportive residence for people who are battling substance use disorders. Find out how you can help create a stable and compassionate environment for those in our community working on their recovery. Tickets are $35  To get your tickets please click here or call… Read More »


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