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Guest Spotlight: Grace and resilience

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As Lynn tells it, she’s not given up yet. She has a whole lot of life left to live as far as she’s concerned. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis soon after birth, this attractive and petite 47 year old received a double lung transplant in 2002. In 2012 she had a sarcoma removed by UN… Read More

Thanks to the Pope Foundation

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Family House is delighted to announce that the John William Pope Foundation of Raleigh, N.C., has donated $30,000 to support our Family Assistance Fund, which ensures that our rates remain affordable for families seeking shelter with us.  "We are honored to assist SECU Family House as … Read More

Save the dates in 2015!

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Planning is underway for the SECU Family House BBQ & Golf Tournament, our annual two-day event that includes golf at Finley Golf Course and a barbeque at Family House. Please mark your calendar for April 23-24, 2015.  Our annual Gala, The Carolina Ball, will be at The Carolina Club… Read More

Guest spotlight: Loyal caregiver

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Caregivers play a significant role at Family House, whether they are the spouse, son, daughter, adult grandchild, aunt, grandparent - or in Betty Hollingsworth's case, loyal friend.  Betty's friend Pat Polera was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia and has had three bone marrow tran… Read More

Staff recognition at industry conference

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At the annual meeting of our national professional organization, The Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN), Family House was recognized for excellence among peers in two areas. Our 2013 Impact Report received the Best of HHN Annual Award as the best annual report among the 200… Read More

8th Annual Carolina Ball sets records

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The 8th annual Carolina Ball had record attendance and raised over $200,000 - also a record. That's enough to fully cover the cost to operate 6.5 of our 40 rooms for an entire year at Family House! More than 350 generous friends gathered on September 19th at the Carolina Club to raise funds… Read More

Guest spotlight: Strengthened by respite

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Family House feels like home to many of our guests, and Lee Capehart from Jacksonville, NC, agrees. His wife Consuelo has recently started chemo and radiation treatments for non-hodgkin lymphoma under the care of her medical team that includes Dr. Steven Park and Dr. Satish Gopal. When we me… Read More

Volunteer spotlight: Friday Center builds teamwork

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UNC Chapel Hill employees have a long and impressive history of giving back to the Chapel Hill community. A group from UNC’s Friday Center for Continuing Education has continued the tradition at Family House, building teamwork along the way. For the past two years, this group, led by … Read More