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Bread Baking Book Supports Family House

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Copies of Rolling in the Dough, A Bread Baking Class, by Family House master baker Donna Fehrenbach, are now available for sale. A portion of the $15 price goes directly to the Family House baking fund. Many thanks to Donna for sharing her support, as well as her baking expertise. Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Laytons Feel at Home Here

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Ralph Layton hasn't been in the best of health the past thirteen years. Twelve years ago, he was diagnosed with a hernia. Seven years ago, he had six stents placed in his heart to increase the blood flow. Last summer, this soft-spoken gentleman, hailing from Smithfield, North Carolina, had q… Read More

Nominate a Volunteer of the Year Now

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Nominations for the Annual SECU Family House Volunteer of the Year Award are officially open! As you know, volunteers play a critical role in supporting Family House guests. Volunteers cook, clean, organize, entertain, handle laundry and groceries, staff the Front Desk and more—all wit… Read More

Bob James Departs Family House Board of Directors

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We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Bob James, who recently left our Board of Directors. Serving for six years, Bob's contributions to the board and the board finance committee—especially in the area of financial investment—have been invaluable to the overall success … Read More

Guest Spotlight: Not Alone at Family House

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"Sometimes I feel so alone, but when I stay at Family House, all that goes away." Loretta McAllister, a recent Family House guest, shared this with us one early afternoon as she returned from radiation treatments at UNC Hospitals. Diagnosed with squamous cell skin carcinoma in February, this… Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Family House

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It’s tough to imagine Chapel Hill without the warm presence of Family House. A decade ago this month, our grand opening was just on the horizon. Director of House Operations Janice Ross remembers that time well, working around-the-clock with builders toward a Certificate of Occupancy. … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: AICPA

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SECU Family House is fortunate that many local businesses have chosen to provide meals on a regular basis for our guests. Such is the case with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). For the past several years, the local AICPA chapter provides hot breakfasts for hung… Read More