Summer Fun at Lifehouse’s Annual Picnic

We want to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, July 16, 2016, to spend time with us at our Annual Picnic. The event boasted about 200 guests in attendance, and everyone had a great time soaking in the sun, playing games, and catching up with friends. Thank you to Big Jim’s BBQ for generously providing our delicious lunch, to our volunteers who brought their positive energy and enthusiasm, and to our community friends for providing the necessary supplies to make this event a success. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Big 4 Party Rentals Big Jim's BBQ McKeever Blue & Gold Fleet
Cal Skate Children's Fairyland Cinemark Corbet's Ace Hardware width=
Country Club Bowl Gilroy Gardens In N Out Panchitos
Silbermann's Ice Cream Six Flags Snoopy's Home Ice United Markets

Huge thanks goes out to this year’s volunteers who helped with the set up, clean up, registration, food service, and activities of our event. We cannot thank you enough for your warm and giving hearts.


Toni A. Connie A. Erelin B. Dorrie D.
Alana F. Jacquie G. Ashley L. Barbara M.
Ann M. Tina N. Kate O. Laura R.
Connie S. Leda S. Tony S. Mike S.

In case you missed us at the park, take a look at the moments that we captured. We hope that we will see everyone at next year’s event!

Picnic 2016

Lifehouse Annual Picnic held on July 16, 2016 at Corte Madera Town Park

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Tis the Season…

During this holiday season, our thoughts and well wishes turn gratefully to our friends in the community who have brought warmth and good cheer to our residents.  We thank you, and best wishes for a happy holiday.

Yacht Club Party

Yacht Club BoatsView of San Rafael, CA Santa, Helper, and Ursula

The San Rafael Yacht Club has kept the tradition of hosting our annual Yacht Club Party for over two decades. At this event, our clients are able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and a fun ride out on the water. The highlight of this event is a visit from Santa and his elf with a mountain of gifts.

A huge thank you to Colm and Ursula O’Donovan for planning and hosting the event. Thank you for welcoming all of us with warm smiles and open arms.

See more photos from the December 12, 2015 event in the gallery below.

(Photos: Top-Boats docked at SRYC; Middle-View of San Rafael, CA; Bottom-Ursula O’Donovan with Santa and his helper)


Yacht Club Party 2015

San Rafael Yacht ClubHosted by Colm and Ursula O'DonovanDecember 12, 2015

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[img src=]80Cathy giving hugs
[img src=]60Jacob meeting Santa with Colm
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[img src=]80Sandy J all decked out
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Holiday Party 

IMG_6925_Group Photo Caroling

We welcomed our residents, their families and guests to our annual holiday party on December 14, 2015. It could not have been a success without the following help:

Gene Phillips InSync Music Orzo West and Carol Martin
Tomatina, San Rafael Peet’s Coffee and Tea, San Rafael San Rafael Community Center
Safeway, San Rafael Safeway, Strawberry Village Safeway, Novato

A huge thank you to the Lifehouse Volunteers for coming together to set up, prepare, and help run the event. The gift of your time and energy is priceless.

We would also like to thank the young ladies of the Girls Scouts of Northern California: Cadette Troop #32792, Junior Troop #31705, Junior Troop #31427, Brownie Troop #10492, and Daisy Troop #10953 for baking and serving holiday cookies at the event.

Girl Scouts

Heaping praise and thanks to Ben Stein, SLP Assistant Manager, for capturing some of the many smiles at the event.

Holiday Party 2015

Annual Holiday Party at the San Rafael Community Center

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An Evening of Recognition and Thanks

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Annual Awards Banquet on October 2, 2015. Over 350 guests gathered at Embassy Suites in San Rafael to celebrate the people we serve, our dedicated staff and the wonderful community members, whose generosity and support have helped Lifehouse continue its important work. The warmth and camaraderie could be felt throughout the room as guest enjoyed a sit-down dinner, awards presentation hosted by Master of Ceremonies Lifehouse’s own Kate O’Connor and dancing with DJ Terri DeLangis. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s banquet! A special thanks to our volunteers and photographer Richard Wheeler.

Jim Shorter, Tim Martin, NancyMatt, Brittany Blackmore, Michele

Jim Shorter (Charles L Martin Award Recipient), with Tim Martin and Nancy Dow Moody (l-r)

Matt Tarver-Wahlquist , Brittany Blackmore (Outstanding Staff Recognition Recipient), Michelle Condit (l-r)

Nancy, Deirdre & AnnJohanna, Amy, Matt

Johanna Schleret, Amy Katchur (Outstanding Staff Recognition Recipient), Matt Tarver-Wahlquist (l-r)

Nancy Dow Moody, Deirdre Weil (Volunteer of the Year Recipient), Ann Elias (l-r)



Independence Sponsor

Marin Sanitary Service

Contributing Sponsors
Filice LogoHub International Logo    

Additional Support Provided By

Bay Alarm and BioMarin


Distinguished Community Service
Jessica’s Haven & RescueExtraordinary Community Service
Extra FoodOutstanding Individual Service
Dr. Oliver OsbornPersonal Achievement Award
Maris BuesserOutstanding Corporate Involvement
Filice Insurance

Employer of the Year
Trader Joe’s

Volunteer of the Year
Deirdre Weil

Spirit of Lifehouse Award
Chikara Motomura
Paul Zehrer

Open Arms Award
Dominican University

Charles L. Martin Award
Jim Shorter

Outstanding Staff Recognition
Brittany Blackmore – Counselor, SLP
Danny Domino – Residential Technician
Amy Katchur – Accounts Payable, HR Assistant
Felicia Romero – Assistant Manager, SLP
Holly Skidmore – Lead Counselor, SLP