SmileGenesis House

John Novads "Senior"

Founder John Joseph Novads Senior
May 17,1931-December 15, 2007
"Pray to God but row towards shore"

Genesis House Celebrates 40 years of Service

In Recovery, you keep what you've got by giving it away.
At the Genesis House, Inc., We are taught these principles and this is our Daily Prayer:

Please let me first & always examine myself
Let me be honest and truthful
Let me seek and assume responsibility
Let me understand, rather than be understood
Let me trust and have faith in myself & my fellow man
Let me love rather than be loved
Let me give rather than receive.

We Would like to Thank our Generous Contributers
We wouldn't be such a success without your donation.
Atlantis Casino Resort Canvas On Demand Panera Bread
Disneyland San Francisco Ballet Olympic Health Club
Vallejo Smog Vichey Springs Resort Bay Area Discovery Museum
Green Mtn. Coffee Roasters Ripleys Believe It Or Not San Francisco Pier 39
Buttercup Grill 7 Flags Car Wash Art In Motion, Ink
Oakland Zoo Hotel Del Sol The Habbit Burger
Happy Hallow Park & Zoo Beach Blanket Babylon In & Out Burger
Edgewater Resort Niles Canyon Railway Safeway, Robles Dr.
Winchester Mystery House Twin Pines Casino Vallejo Visitors & Convention Bureau
C&H Sugar Serendipity by Erin Sardine Can
Sac's Hot Dogs California Academy of Science Cache Creek
San Jose Sharks Scandia Sacramento Zoo
Sonoma Raceway Mernie Buchanan Red Lobster
Elizabeth Hair Design Laugh Factory Benihana
Lawrence Hall of Science Berkeley Repertory Theatre Valero
Chabot Space & Science Vallejo City Floral Napoli's Pizza
Home Depot ArtCentric Walt Disney Family Museum
Vallejo Grill Got Plate Lunch Lindsay Art Glass
Gracies Barbeque La'schick Limousine  Philthyclean Tattoo
Arian Nail Spa Jelly Belly Trader Joes
Zio Fraedos Hometown Buffet Johnny Carino's
Fresh & Easy Pacifica Pizza, Vallejo Oil Changers
Texas Roadhouse Wheeel of Fortune Chardonnay Golf Club
Western Railway Museum Great America Allied Ink
Camellia Tea Room Daphne's California Greek Paintball Jungle
Starbucks Grand Sierra Resort & Casino My Homestyle Cafe
Momo's Cafe Ghost Golf Oriental Trading
Nourot Glass Studio Hayes Janitorial Jamba Juice
David Burnstein Raley's, Benicia Iron Steed Harley Davidson
Vacaville V-Twin Sky High Sports Chem Dry East Bay
Pizza Orgasmica Courtyard by Marriott Sports Clips
Yesteryear Build A Bear A-1 Guaranteed
Sandovals Lowes Letty

Our Current and Upcoming Fundraisers & Events:

Bi-Annual Raffle Fundraisers

Summer Campaign
Our Summer Campaign has begun 
Tickets are $5 

Winter Campaign
Day after Labor Day to just before Christmas

Bi-Annual Spring & Summer Yard Sales
Our first Yard sale of 2015 will be May 3, 2014
There is always something for everyone!! Lots of Goodies!

**We are also accepting donations of Sellable and Usable items beginning in Spring**
Please contact Byron or Kester at 707-642-8634

Speakers, Testimonials and Free Barbeque
Date and location to be announced


Christmas Tree Sales
-starting the day after Thanksgiving until all trees are sold
-Benicia Historical Museum
-2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

The Global Holiday Fair
First Saturday in December
First Christian Church, Vallejo (Indiana & Colusa St.s)
Proceed go to  Community Non-Profit Organizations

See's Candy Fundraising for Christmas
Contact Clarissa or Viann to order


9th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Dan Foley Cultural Center
(In Dan Foley Park, East End of N. Camino Alto, Vallejo, CA)
4:00-8:00pm (Dinner Served 4:30-6:00)
Tickets $15.00
Music Provided by
For Tickets or Information call 707-552-5295


Program Mission and General Information

The Genesis House, Inc. was founded in May of 1972. The initial formation of the organization was based on the idea of providing a re-entry program for other residential treatment program graduates. By 1974 it became apparent that treatment services were needed and the program secured federal funding through the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to provide long term treatment. This continues to be the programs primary purpose today.

At present, the program has four facilities, located adjacent to each other, in the semi-rural out-skirts of Vallejo. We provide long term residential treatment to men and women who require a complete life-style and environmental change. We offer twenty-four care in a highly structured drug, alcohol and tobacco free residential treatment setting aimed at assisting clients in becoming totally abstinent and self-supporting. We make use of treatment concepts, such as image building, self reliance training, decision making, peer pressure, one to one counseling, group therapy, and frequent individual evaluations.

Each client is required to work their way through a series of three developmental phases, each designed to augment the individuals personal and emotional growth. The later phases of the program emphasize career guidance, vocational and educational rehabilitative services by offering after-care and sober living phases to assist individuals in readjusting to the community. The major goal of the program is to graduate rehabilitated, independent individuals who have gained the necessary emotional stability and maturity in order to become productive, self-reliant members of society.

Clients Served

The clients we serve are individuals needing long-term, residential treatment. These individuals are those, who because of their negative lifestyle and their abuse of drugs, such as: heroin, amphetamines, cocaine, alcohol, barbiturates, etc., need to establish within themselves a new emotional structure in order to deal with life on a realistic level. In essence, the target population includes individuals whose behavior and/or chronic substance abuse has caused them to alienate themselves from society and induce pain and hardship on their families and friends.

Clients may be voluntarily or involuntarily, i.e., any county agency may refer clients to the facility, clients may be sent to us as a condition of parole or probation, or may come in on their own violation. The Genesis House is not a locked facility.