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Job posting: Weekend House Manager

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals wants to hire a Weekend House Manager. The Weekend House Manager is responsible for Admissions, Customer Service and Premises. He/She also managers volunteers working shifts and on projects around the House on the weekend. The Weekend House Manager interac… Read More

Volunteer Appreciation

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The secret sauce at Family House is our smart, dedicated and hardworking group of volunteers. The multitude of tasks they perform each day are vital to our operations, and we are grateful for each person who dedicates themselves to us. On April 7th at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Break… Read More

Our 8th Birthday

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Dear Friends, Today is the 8th birthday of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals! Thanks to each of you for all you have done to keep our doors open every day: The staff who are so dedicated (Kathy Yasui-Der and Jan Ross who have been here since our doors opened!), The volunteers who are cr… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Gift of Lasting Friendship

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It is no coincidence that so many of the guests who stay at SECU Family House become our friends, making our mission here even more meaningful and consequential. Such is the case with Marie and Frank Perez from Miami, Florida. They’ve been coming to Family House on and off since 2009 … Read More

Volunteer of the Year Nominees

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We've had many thoughtful nominations for the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award, and have five wonderful nominees: Cheryl Batchelor, Kim Gardner Duval, Jean and Willie Fetterman, Wendy Maxwell, and Carmen Kay Woodruff. Congratulations to the nominees, you truly represent the best of the best!… Read More

Welcome New Board Member Sissy Holloman

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The SECU Family House Board of Directors welcomes Sissy Holloman, Associate Vice President at LabCorp. Sissy served on our board from 2007-2012, and we are glad to have her back. "Sissy's professional expertise in health law and health care system operations is an important skill on our boa… Read More

A Day in the Life at Family House

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No two days are ever the same at Family House.  Each day takes a life of its own - and each day is nothing short of extraordinary. This is Family House on a typical day: 6:00 a.m The first pots of coffee are made. Dishwashers are emptied.  Guests start trickling into the kitchen… Read More

Volunteer of the Year Nominations

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Nominations for the 2015 Volunteer of the Year will be accepted starting February 1, 2016. Please let us know of a person or group who exhibits outstanding commitment to the SECU Family House community, as demonstrated through their commitment of time, willingness to give extra effort to the… Read More

Thanks to Our Foundation Supporters!

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Private, corporate and family foundations provide generous support to Family House operations, programs and capital needs. Thank you to these top foundation supporters in the last year:  The John William Pope Foundation - $30,000 to fund a room for one year The Mia Hamm Foundation -… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Cookies and Comfort

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The smell of fresh baked cookies has wafted through the house for several weeks, thanks to Family House guest Kara Ross and her mother. While Kara received treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) at UNC Hospitals, she and her mother, Kris Murtagh, spent much of their time in our k… Read More