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After Dinner Conversations

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Family House guests rely on the expertise of many types of medical professionals, and for a recent six-week period, the tables were turned. This past winter a group of graduate students in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill came to Family House to meet with guests d… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Woodruff Warriors

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For the past seven years, the "Woodruff Warriors" have gathered in our kitchen once a month to provide hot and nutritious meals for our guests. This group of friends is organized – and we do mean organized – by Bob Woodruff, former Family House board president, long-time preside… Read More

Guest Spotlight: A Purposeful Life

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Lamar Richardson never got sick, yet last summer when he was experiencing shortness of breath and severe fatigue, and the symptoms didn’t seem to want to go away, he decided to see a doctor near his home in Davis, North Carolina. He was airlifted to UNC Hospitals where a team of doctor… Read More

Volunteers of the Year

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Congratulations to Carol Callahan and Marsha Roslanowick, the Family House Volunteers of the Year! This dynamic front desk duo was recognized by their peers for their exceptional dedication and inspiration, and they received their award last week at our annual volunteer recognition breakfast… Read More

Awesome Housekeepers

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One of the most consistent things we hear from our guests is about how sparkling clean our hospitality house is. This is no small feat given the size of the house. At 34,000 square feet, we currently have 40 bedrooms, four laundry rooms, many offices and several community areas including the… Read More

Community Garden Coming Soon!

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Work is underway to create an oncology community garden at SECU Family House that will teach and inspire cancer patients and their caregivers to follow a plant-based diet. The garden is made possible by the generosity of the Datiles family in memory of the late Zeny Datiles, and in conjuctio… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Helpful Devon

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The Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School system has a long history of meeting the needs of its growing and ever evolving diverse student population. Such is the case with Devon McLean, a 19-year-old student in the district's Career Based Vocational Training Program. Devon is a student at East C… Read More

Nominees for Volunteer of the Year Award

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We have six outstanding 2016 Volunteer of the Year nominees who exhibit outstanding commitment to the SECU Family House community, show compassion and care for guests and have demonstrated an ability to inspire and work well with others. While every volunteer is a winner in our view, we do h… Read More

We're a winner! TBJ Corporate Philanthrophy Award

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We are honored to be recognized with the Triangle Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award honoring area nonprofits and the corporate citizens (companies and individuals) that support them through philanthropy, volunteerism, board support and corporate partnerships. "Support for our gu… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Special Family Here

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"I have a special family here,” says Iris Curry, a retired elementary school teacher from Murfreesboro, NC. Iris has been coming to Family House on and off since 2008, and has become an integral part of our SECU Family House extended family. A successful heart and kidney tra… Read More