Photo By David  Charnack Photography

Photo By David Charnack Photography

Home for Life

Campaign for a Permanent Home for Lifehouse

When joy can be found, everyone wins. Lifehouse has been at the great intersection of hopes and dreams for individuals with developmental disabilities for the past 65 years. With the launch of our capital campaign, Home for Life: Campaign for a Permanent Home for Lifehouse, the purchase of a building will serve as a permanent hub for our community to offer a lifetime of service and support.

Please join us in realizing our next great chapter.

Lifehouse has served the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities since 1954. In this time we have evolved from a small school launched by parents who believed their children could live and learn well in the community, to a thriving organization serving more than 300 adults and 50 children. We believe all individuals deserve the right to independent lives filled with integrity, joy and aspiration. Our array of services support this belief and offer different approaches to meet the requirements of each individual.

Today we are building our own foundation and independence for life. By acquiring and refurbishing a 9,190 sq. ft. office building in San Rafael, we will be able to help control operating costs and provide a permanent home from which we can offer our life-time services.

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Floor Plan by  Uesugi & Associates

Floor Plan by Uesugi & Associates

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The acquisition of an office space for Lifehouse offers several advantages over leasing office space for its growing staff:

  • Lifehouse is a vital resource for the San Francisco Bay Area. Building ownership stabilizes the organization’s long-term presence in the region where it serves individuals with developmental disabilities for lifetimes of required care.

  • Training rooms with flexible seating structures will provide trainings not only for Lifehouse participants and staff but also for other care providers in the special-needs community, leveraging Lifehouse’s expertise and experience to assist other organizations serving similar populations.

  • The permanent “home” for Lifehouse professionalizes the services and providers of this sector. The permanent home also offers the Bay Area a symbol of its diversity, optimism and the dignity it affords a traditionally “unseen” community.

  • Lifehouse employs 350 individuals, most of whom are direct care providers to the over 350 individuals who receive services from Lifehouse. The new building will house staff and provide touchdown work stations, training center and support-team meeting areas for the direct care professionals.

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Please contact:

Ann Elias, Director of Development

Email:, Phone: 415.526.5320

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campaign kick-off party

photos by Wheeler Imaging

Special Thanks

Hosts: Eric and Shelly Aanes

Wine Poured by: Kanzler Family Vineyards, and Donelan Wines

Catered by: Insalata’s Restaurant