The 2012 Lifehouse Annual Community Awards Banquet was a huge success! Over 350 people made their way to the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael on Friday, September 7 to be honored, dine and dance the night away to DJ Terri deLangis. Charismatic Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke was the perfect Master of Ceremonies to kick off and carry the evening. A special thanks to our wonderful volunteers and Embassy Suites for helping to continue our Lifehouse tradition and create lasting memories for years to come! And, thank you also to Anastasiia Zhelokhovtseva and Paula Rieck for these wonderful photos of the evening.
Lifehouse President and CEO, Nancy Dow Moody, recently spoke with Steve Swatt on Comcast Newsmakers about Lifehouse and the impact of proposed California budget cuts on Intermediate Care Facilities. This interview will be featured throughout November 2011 on the Bay Area Comcast Headline News Channel.
For the past three years Nancy Dow Moody and Barry Benda have been working with other service provider agencies serving people with developmental disabilities to create a more efficient quality review system for the state of California. This effort is being done in conjunction with Golden Gate Regional Center and its Service Provider Advisory Committee representing 50 agencies to streamline the process by which various state agencies come in to review our programs. These reviews have been very helpful to agencies such as Lifehouse to find new and better ways to deliver services, but over the past decades, the state has layered one review on top of already existing reviews. As a result there may be anywhere from three to ten different agencies that review basically the same information and material. Continue reading
A Statewide Autism and Disability Rights Advocacy Day and Rally
Join advocates from around California as they meet with elected officials to advocate for the over 15 proposed bills for the 2012-2013 legislative session impacting the autism, special needs and disabilities communities.
Bill topics include: extension of SB 946, diversity and equality of services through regional centers and consumer safety, among others.
Wednesday, April 17, 2103
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
As a part of their “Closed Mondays” community giving program, Saltwater Oyster Depot in historic downtown Inverness opened up to benefit Lifehouse on October 29, 2012. Over 40 attendees were treated to a feast of delectable treats from Chef Matthew Elias and Evan Wiig of True Grass Farms in Valley Ford. The wonderful staff at Saltwater served a variety wines from Paradise View Vineyard along with incredible ales. This “Closed Monday” event is generously presented by Luc Chamberland of Saltwater as a way to give back to the community and to give local chefs and winemakers a venue for showcasing their talents. We are grateful for the $1,800 that was raised at this heartfelt event to support Lifehouse Programs for adults and teens with development disabilities. Thank you!