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Guest Spotlight: No is Not an Answer

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Amy is a fighter and does not take “No” for an answer.  Seven years ago this retired Navy veteran was experiencing problems with her breathing.  She went to the VA Hospital near her home in Taylorsville, North Carolina. After several tests were done, she was eventually … Read More

Fond Farewell to Allison Worthy

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Long-time and much-beloved staff member Allison Worthy is leaving Family House at the end of this month after more than six years as our part-time Volunteer Coordinator. Allison built and expanded the volunteer program, having an unforgettable impact not only on our guests but also on t… Read More

Open to the Community

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Since our opening just over nine years ago, our doors have stayed open to thousands of guests, hundreds of volunteers and a cadre of staff members. Throughout the years Family House has made our first-floor public areas available for small community gatherings such as a local quilters group … Read More

Guest Spotlight: Generosity Near & Far

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Maureen Kimani traveled to Family House from her small village just outside of Nairobi, Kenya, with her mom Rachel for life-changing surgery, thanks to the generosity of communities across the globe. Seventeen years ago when Maureen was just 3 years old, a fire broke out on the kitchen stov… Read More

Fun for All Weekend Results

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The first Family House Fun for All weekend was a great success!  We had a great turnout over three days of events for all ages, raised funds from generous donors to support annual operating costs for a month's worth of rooms, and brought many new people to Family House to meet guests an… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Church Buddies

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Sylvia Whitley is one of our many dedicated and hardworking volunteers. A retired 6th grade teacher, this native North Carolinian took it upon herself to speak with her friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill about Family House. Armed with wish lists in one hand and a speech i… Read More

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