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Guest Spotlight: The Warm Hug of Friendship

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Over the years, we’ve had the honor of getting to know many of our guests, many of whom we're still in regular contact with. Some guests keep in touch via email or by sending us a “thinking of you” card. We’ll get a call out of the blue from a guest we haven’t s… Read More

The Groundbreaking for Expansion!

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We celebrated a milestone in Family House history on September 12, 2018 as the community gathered to break ground for our expansion. The expansion will nearly double the number of guest rooms, from 40 to 75, and the groundbreaking brings us closer to our dream of bringing comfort and care to… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: UNC's Office of Human Resources

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Chapel Hill bears the reputation of being a compassionate and giving community. We see this time and time again through the actions of our exceptional and dedicated volunteers, meal providers, and wide range of donors. Our family of supporters provide funding, items from our Wish List, time … Read More

Director of Operations Janice Ross Making a Difference

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We're a proud member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN), a nationwide professional association of 200+ non-profits that provide lodging and support services to patients and families. HHN is a resource for our staff and its Certified House Professional (CHP) desi… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Stephen & Destiny Yarbrough

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Stephen and Destiny Yarbrough of Flowery Branch, Georgia, are encouraging everyone they know to be tested to see if they qualify to be a transplant donor. Two years ago, Stephen’s dad was diagnosed with kidney disease. After several failed treatments, Stephen Sr. learned the only way … Read More

Carmen Woodruff's True Volunteer Spirit

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A few years ago, a brilliant idea struck longtime Family House volunteer Carmen Woodruff. A regular laundry folder at our hospitality house, Carmen observed that many of the stained towels were being tossed. The thought occurred to her: why not recycle them by distributing them to her second… Read More

The Groundbreaking

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2018 is a milestone year for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals as we celebrate 10 years of serving patients and their loved ones. This September is just as eventful, with two worthwhile events you don't want to miss. On Wednesday, September 12, we welcome you to attend our highly… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: UNC Women's Softball Team

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On a recent spring morning, several players from UNC-Chapel Hill’s women’s softball team converged upon our kitchen to prepare a huge breakfast for our guests. Led by Outreach Captains Leah Murray and Katelyn Shifflett, our early to rise guests were treated to fresh juice, fruit,… Read More

Fighting for the Future

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Ann Goldsmith is a fighter who knows her body well. A year and a half ago, she was having pains in her breast, yet a mammogram and ultrasound found nothing wrong. As the pain persisted, Ann returned to her doctor. They couldn’t feel anything unusual, so she was sent home again. Then, … Read More