Guest Spotlight: No Strangers Here

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Joe West and his wife of 37 years were enjoying retirement in Wilmington, NC, when he noticed some swelling in his neck area. The diagnosis: squamous cell carcinoma, one of the major forms of skin cancer. Having recently retired to the NC coast from Richmond, Virginia, Joe and his wife Kay … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Summer volunteers

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Each summer brings a different vibe of sorts to Family House. Many of our regular volunteers change their schedules, and with school-aged kids out for the summer, many of those students choose to devote some of their time off to volunteering at Family House.  In recent weeks, Leo Gaf… Read More

Welcome Leslie Stewart!

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Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Development, Leslie Stewart. Leslie comes to us from the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University, where she was the Director of Development and Annual Giving. Leslie is a native North Carolinian and UNC Chapel Hill alum, and lived… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Working it out

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For SECU Family House guest, Mammie Summers, the last thing she wanted to hear in the fall of 2015 was that she had breast cancer. She had responsibilities, with two jobs, a family to care for, and now suddenly, her life was turned upside down. Diagnosed at Womack Army Medical Center with i… Read More

Tar Heels for Family House BBQ and Golf

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Last month under stormy skies, UNC Basketball standout Sean May hosted the 2016 Tar Heels for Family House BBQ and Golf Tournament at the Avaya Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. UNC Cheerleaders, athletes and Rameses joined the fun. We had corn hole games and face painting for kids, music by Big F… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Generosity and grace

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For those of our guests who have extended stays here at SECU Family House, many of them establish a daily rhythm of sorts, oftentimes a rhythm that ends up mirroring their own daily home routines. Such was the case with recent guest, Sonya Campbell. Hailing from Lexington, North Carolina, S… Read More

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