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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.

We had the fortunate opportunity to collaborate with local filmmakers from Potential SF to create a film that provided a sneak peek into the lives of some of the amazing people that make up Lifehouse Agency. Paul Zehrer and Chikara Motomura spent over two years developing trust with and shining light on the lives of the people we serve to create this award winning film, Lifehouse. The film explores many difficult questions they and their families grapple with, while underscoring that, despite their disabilities, these people possess a vast range of emotional, intellectual, and artistic abilities.

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.