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Snowstorm is no match for intrepid guests!

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Family House guests often tell us the strength in our community helps them face adversity. During the recent six-inch snowfall in Chapel Hill, our guests’ strength as a community helped the House overcome difficulty. The House lost power for several hours and most of the staff and vol… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Kavetski’s caring community

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It is every parent’s worse nightmare to get a call that your child is being medevaced to the hospital.  Susan and Bob Kavetski got this call: their healthy, 19- year-old son Sam, who had just finished his first semester at North Carolina State University, was being airlifted to UN… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Comfort Far From Home

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Last fall, Migdalia got a call that her beloved grandson, Jean Ramos, was in a terrible car accident while driving thought Fayetteville, North Carolina.  He sustained a severe brain injury and was in a coma for the first 20 days after the accident. Right after the accident, Migdalia hop… Read More

Volunteer of the Year Nominations are Open!

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The nomination period for the fourth annual Butch and Tammy Davis Volunteer of the Year award ends February 20, 2015. Nominations are accepted from volunteers and staff, and are kept in confidence. We are fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers. This award honors a person or group who d… Read More

Welcome New Board Members

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Our 2015 Board of Directors held its first meeting under the leadership of new president Matt Ewend this month. We welcome three new Board members: Willy Hoos, Jay Patel and Peggy Richmond; the full list of Board members is on our website. We look forward to working with this accom… Read More

Volunteer of the Year Nominations

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Nominations for the 2014 Volunteer of the Year will be accepted from February 2 through 20, 2015. 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 and willingness to give extra eff… Read More

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.  “SECU Family House provides patients and … 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