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Volunteer Spotlight: The Georges

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We cannot say it often enough: we have the best volunteers here at Family House! They are truly the heart of our home and a huge reason why the house operates so seamlessly day after day. Their skill sets are unmatched as they share their heart and soul with everyone who walks through our do… Read More

Guest Spotlight: In Her Own Words

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We have the privilege of getting to know many of our guests, whether they’re here for just for one night or for several months. All their stories are compelling with a common thread: they need a place to stay in Chapel Hill after an illness or accident brings them here for world-c… Read More

Welcome Georgie Clemens as Volunteer Services Manager!

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We're excited to announce that Georgie Tamayó Clemens will join our staff as Volunteer Services Manager on March 2, 2020. She'll report to Janice Ross, Director of House Operations and work with Aimee Jones, Volunteer Services Assistant. Georgie will manage all aspects of our gr… Read More

Our 2019 Year-in-Review

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What a year for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals! We proudly welcomed more than 2,114 guests and shared their stories. Our volunteers found countless ways to give back as always, and our staff worked hard day in and day out to operate Family House, including lovely new staff members Vimbai… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Allreds

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It was summer 2019. Deb Allred, a retired textile worker, visited an oral surgeon in her hometown of Rockingham, North Carolina because some teeth were falling out. After a biopsy revealed advanced mouth cancer, Deb was referred to UNC Hospitals where she had surgery to remove… Read More

Kids Give Back: MLK Day of Service 2020

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So many kids in our community love SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals. We're amazed at the number of requests we receive from young people and parents about ways they can give back. We are excited to offer opportunities for young people of all ages to contribute to our mission in their own s… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Delta Sigma Theta

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On a recent fall evening, a group of ladies from the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. gathered in our kitchen to prepare a savory and nutritious meal for our guests. Baked chicken, potato salad, green beans, succotash, deviled eggs, rolls, tea, and dessert wer… Read More

Guest Spotlight: 100% Focus on Healing

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While the majority of guests who stay at Family House have cancer, our other guests include patients being treated at UNC Hospitals for a variety of diagnoses including post-partum depression, lung disease, severe burns, eating disorders, and organ transplants. In 2019&n… Read More

Bring Joy to Kids Through Toys for Tots!

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Toys for Tots is an amazing program run by the US Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Family House is running our own toy drive this year! If you’re interested, you can donate unwrapped new toys to the Fa… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Maddux Family

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Tens of thousands of our guests have traveled great distances to receive first-class medical care at UNC Hospitals here in Chapel Hill, NC. A public hospital that turns no one away, this world-class facility is truly a blessing to have in our own backyard. Such is the case with recent guest… Read More