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We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live as independently as possible and to participate fully in our community for a lifetime. Lifehouse currently provides personalized support services to over 250 individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

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Being Seen Challenge

Being Seen offers unique access into the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and the people who support their independent living. Individuals were asked to reflect upon their own disabilities, and the outcome was an unexpected eye-opener.

Following the early success of the film, Paul Zehrer and Chikara Motomura have now launched the campaign, Being Seen Challenge. “My hope is that, in some small way, this film offers viewers an opportunity to get beyond the ‘otherness’ that separates us and opens [viewers] to a more expansive insight of people with developmental disabilities”. – Paul Zehrer, Producer/Director


Being Seen Trailer from potentialsf on Vimeo.
Watch full movie here.

See more information on how to host screenings or watch the film near you. If you’ve seen the film, please share your thoughts. Don’t forget to help raise disability awareness by taking on the Being Seen Challenge.

Spirit House Productions Features Lifehouse and Nonprofit Founders

Spirit House Productions released a new TV series called “Architects of Opportunities”, which highlights and honors nonprofit founders and shows how their organizations are making a difference in the community. Their first episode on December 7, 2015 featured Lifehouse Agency, founded by DeReath and Danial Collins.

The host, Jacqueline Janssen, interviewed Chuck Collins, President and CEO of YMCA San Francisco and Nancy Dow Moody, President and CEO of Lifehouse Agency. Please take a look as they recount the birth of the Lanterman Act and the foundation of a legacy that continues to thrive in the Bay Area.

The series can be viewed every Monday at 7:00PM on Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM), Channel 26.