Saturday, November 4, 2017
Genesis House to be beneficiary of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ play
When the Fowlerville Community Theatre performs ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ on Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at the Alverson Center for the Performing Arts in the high school, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Genesis House.
Genesis House, located in Fowlerville, is a community center for men and women who are recovering from mental illnesses such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression. It is a program of Livingston County Community Mental Health.
“House members work side by side with staff to run the Clubhouse, noted Mike Leahy, the Genesis House Director. “As members gain confidence through work and build positive relationships, they often become interested in employment and education. Genesis House offers a variety of opportunities to achieve these goals with support. One such opportunity is Transitional Employment, where we partner with local companies to provide effective, reliable workers. “Donations are utilized to help members reintegrate into the community in several ways, including our social program, conference attendance, housing support, and wellness initiatives,” said Leahy. “We truly appreciate the generous offer from the Fowlerville Community Theatre. Our mission is to "save more lives through the power of community inclusion." We have found so much acceptance and support from the Fowlerville community, and feeling accepted makes a significant impact in members' recovery.
“We hope to see everyone at the "Miracle on 34th" play,” he added “See their Facebook page for more information. Genesis House information is available at genesisliv.org.”