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Mariners Inn Announces New Executive Leadership

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 General News J E 4
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DETROIT, July 8 The Mariners Inn shelter and treatmentcenter in downtown Detroit is announcing the appointment of Jim Hartz as chiefexecutive officer and David Sampson as chief operating officer.

"Both Jim and David are outstanding leaders in the social serviceindustry," said Carl J. Bentley, President of the Mariners Inn Board ofDirectors. "Working together, I am confident this new executive team will givethe men we serve a distinct advantage on their road to recovery from addictionand homelessness."

The Mariners Inn is a non-profit, 24-hour, residential substance abusefacility for homeless men. The agency provides free shelter and substanceabuse recovery services to men from across the state.

Jim Hartz was a division director for Youth and Family Services at MatrixHuman Services in Detroit. Prior to that position, Hartz assignments includechief operating officer for Teen Ranch in Marlett, MI and the executivedirector of Treatment for Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. He received hisB.A. from The King's College in Briarcliff, N.Y. and his M.A. from WestGeorgia College in Carrolton, GA.

David Sampson has been promoted from interim operations officer to chiefoperating officer. He received his B.S.W. from University of Detroit Mercy andhis M.S.W. from Wayne State University in Detroit. He joined the agency in2002 and has served as dual diagnosis counselor, director of residentialtreatment and transitional housing

Mariners Inn provides a solution and not just a shelter. Men show up soberat the time of registration and are tested regularly for alcohol and drug use.Mariners has a zero tolerance policy. The men participate in individual andgroup therapy, daily work details and vocational counseling. At Mariners, menget the help they need to return to society clean, sober and ready to supporttheir families and community.

SOURCE Mariners Inn
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