Just one journal can change a child's life forever. Journals for Genesis is a project started last year, April 2007, for children in need at Genesis Youth Crisis Center and Alta Vista Children's Shelter in Clarksburg, West Virginia. These centers provide temporary homes for children in abusive or neglectful homes. This project was formed to help children in crisis situations express themselves through writing. These journals are sometimes the only possession the children at the centers will have for their entire stay. Last year, April 2007, we collected, as a local community, 113 journals for Genesis and Alta Vista centers. This year our goal is to double the income.