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Family House Expands Our Family!

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While the world is a bit topsy-turvey, we have some happy news to share! Heartfelt congratulations to the two newest members of our growing SECU Family House family. On July 21, 2020 Aimee Jones, Volunteer Services Assistant (pictured right), and her husband Daniel welcomed their s… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Zhang

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Connie (right) with Family House staff member Michele Flynn We're so grateful that despite the ongoing global pandemic, there are still more than 20 dedicated volunteers who have chosen to come in each week to help us handle a myriad of tasks.They fold mounds of laundry. They organize the… Read More

Guest Spotlight: A Shining Light

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Earlier this summer we had the opportunity to have an afternoon chat with guest Rickey Esto. Hailing from Semora, North Carolina in Person County, this charming writer, author, and former chef was staying at Family House for a few days to have some dental procedures done and to meet with his… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Delicious Gifts

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As many of you know, the Guest Kitchen and Dining Room have been closed the past few months for renovation. As a result, the meal program has had to be modified. No sooner did Volunteer Services Manager Georgie Clemens make the pitch for dessert donations to complement the current thric… Read More

Guest Spotlight: A Positive Mindset

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On a recent early morning, Family House guest Tamela Helms approached the Front Desk with a question. The answers she received then led to Tamela offering us an impromptu “interview,” which often is the case with so many of our guests, who are more than willing to share… Read More

Family House on ABC11

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals may have temporarily closed for two months this year to prevent COVID contagion, but with the support of our community partners, staff, and volunteers, we have continued on to fulfill our mission once again! One of our recent guests, Kathy, has brightened… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Helping Hands

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Rising high school seniors Sydney Simpson-Vos and Lindsay Kivel wanted to give back to the community. So they started a club at nearby Jordan High School and called it “SECU Helping Hands.” After some back-and-forth discussions with Aimee Jones, our Volunteer Services Assistant, … Read More

Guest Spotlight: A Major Milestone Celebration

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Former guest Tonya Williams is no stranger to our Guest Kitchen. In 2008 she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Charlotte, North Carolina. When those treatments failed, Tonya was referred to UNC Health and received a stem cell transplant. She spent a month in their care befor… Read More

Bridging The Gap: 2019-2020 Annual Campaign Results

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The word that best describes the past year for Family House is flexibility. The first nine months of our fiscal year were met with success in so many different ways. We served large numbers of guests and our volunteer team and donors answered the call again and again. The House was abuzz w… Read More

Announcing Our Board of Directors for FY2020-21

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We're ringing in our new fiscal year on July 1, 2020! Help us welcome to the Family House Board of Directors Reagan Greene Pruitt, VP of Marketing & Community Engagement at Blue Cross NC and Matthew Arnold, Retired (Scriptorium). Please scroll below to learn more… Read More