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

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 »


Manistee Fundraiser – March 1st

On Sunday, March 1, at 5:30 pm we will be hosting a special a dinner and a showing of the Sowing the Seeds of Recovery at the historic Ramsdell Inn in downtown Manistee. Sowing the Seeds of Recovery is a special documentary film composed of a number of compelling vignettes about people working to achieve long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, though special programs provided by the Anishnaabek Healing Circle, Access to Recovery Program, which is part of a nationwide initiative to provide choice to individuals who are seeking recovery from substance abuse. The Access to Recovery Program uses a… 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 »


$16,000 United Way Grant Award

The United Way of Northwest Michigan awarded a $16,000 grant to support the Dann’s House program. The purpose of the funds is to subsidize some rent and hire a Program Director to oversee the project, with the long-term goal of expanding the project to accommodate more residents. Our program was selected based on the specific recommendations of the community volunteer Citizen Action Team  who reviewed the competing applications and participated in each of the interviews. The Team recommendations were reviewed for allocation and unanimously ratified at United Way’s Board of Directors.


Dann’s House Opens

The Record-Eagle reported the opening of Dann’s House on August 15, 2014. Sarah Elms article begins: A handful of men from the county’s most at-risk population now have a place to call home, for as long as they need it. To read the rest of the article, click here.


Support for Dann’s House

Christie Minervini published an opinion column supporting the Dann’s House project in the Northern Express on July 27, 2014. Christie has been active in helping provide services to people in our community experiencing  homelessness, including serving on the Board of Safe Harbor. Her column is well reasoned and thoughtful,  and  relies on facts and statistics from the project, “1811 Westlake” in Seattle,  Washington. The  piece concludes: I’d like to see Dann’s House get successfully up and running so that they can expand to serve the remaining inebriates left on the street. The reduction of public alcoholism will greatly improve the community atmosphere and nuisance issue,… Read More »


Board President Honored

Traverse City’s Human Rights Commission announced that StonesHouse Board Chair, Jane Hayes, is the recipient of this year’s Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. Jane was chosen for her dedication to supporting education on all levels and specifically for “furthering the ideals of equality and diversity for all individuals, including the disadvantaged and disabled.” We certainly value her dedication to our efforts to improve the lives of our clients. . The award was presented at the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 17th.  A celebration in her honor preceded the award. The City’s press release stated: This year’s recipient has made a positive impact on our community… Read More »


$35,000 Health Innovation Grant

The Michigan Department of Community Health awarded StonesHouse $35,000 for the Dann’s House project. The award was made under the State’s Health Innovations Grant program. The Health Innovation Grants are intended to stimulate creativity and allow for ability to bridge the gap between creative, collaborative ideas and their implementation. Michigan has a broad number of community health priorities that must be addressed creatively to shape the future health of Michigan’s citizens. For fiscal year 2014 fifty grants were awarded for a total more than $1 million. To read a list of all of the grant recipients, click here.