Easter Appeal for Mariners Inn

Hope Anchors the Soul

This year’s Easter Appeal will go to Mariners Inn' Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

The Strengthening Families Program is dedicated to educating and counseling the families of clients in substance abuse treatment. To strengthen family support for the client and prevent relapse, the Strengthening Families Program holds orientation workshops for family and friends to help them understand addiction and the treatment process, as well as weekly counseling sessions in which family members examine their own roles and discuss the changes they need to make in support of the addict's recovery. There are also monthly family dinners at Mariners Inn, where clients can gather with spouses, children, parents and siblings for food, fellowship and fun, which provide another way to begin rebuilding family relationships. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an evidence-based program designed to reunite clients with their families, educate their children on the disease of addiction, and teach parenting skills.

This program works with youth 6-18 years of age who are children of clients at Mariner’s Inn. This program serves 18-20 families (about 50-60 participants) in 14 sessions of behavior skills training in each session of the program.

This year, Christ Church will pair our financial gifts with the gift of service. We hope you will join us for the activities listed below.


  • Month of April: Men’s clothing drive
  • Saturday, April 28, 11-3 pm: Cass Park clean-up and BBQ
  • 3rd Saturday every month (May-December) 7:30 - 10 am: Serve breakfast
  • Saturday, Aug 18:  Family fun day with SFP clients and their families

Stay tuned for other service opportunities!

For more information contact the Rev'd Areeta Bridgemohan at abridgemohan@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841, ext. 121.