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Volunteer Spotlight: The Right Fit

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The reasons people volunteer are many and will vary person to person. What we do know is that when you find the right fit as a volunteer, you'll enrich the lives of others and your life will be made better by the experience. SECU Family House volunteers come from all walks of life, backgrou… Read More

COVID-19 Response

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Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing home for the patients and caregivers staying at SECU Family House, be it a few nights or a few months, while they receive life-saving medical care at UNC Hospitals.  To continue to ensure the health and safety of guests - as well as the he… Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2021

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18, 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year, because of C… Read More

A Special Announcement About COVID-19

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** A SPECIAL NOTE FROM JANICE McADAMS, FAMILY HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ** On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals had a guest who tested positive for COVID-19. Working with UNC Hospitals, arrangements were made for the patient to stay elsewhere, which happened that s… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Jimmie & Deborah

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We get to know a lot of our guests at the coffee station during the early morning hours of the day before they head to UNC Health for world-class healthcare. Deborah Decker was a recent guest who we had the privilege of chatting with each morning. For six weeks early last winter, she wo… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Knowing the Journey

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Volunteers are the heart of the home when it comes to SECU Family House. Some of our volunteers hear about our volunteer opportunities through friends, while others find out about us through word of mouth. Then there are those volunteers who come to us with personal knowledge and experience… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Meet Deborah

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Family House Guest Deborah battles chronic severe rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of joints. For the past fifteen years, she’s been making an eight-hour train ride from her home in Cockeysville, Maryland, to receive treatment under th… Read More

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 is The Gala | Home Edition

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You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of more than 2,300 people every year - and have some holiday fun from the comfort of your own home! Join us on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at The Gala | Home Edition for our thirteenth annual major fundraiser. This year we will meet by Zoom. T… Read More

You Can Help Our Mission on #GivingTuesday 12/1/2020!

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Can you believe it's almost here? Giving Tuesday 2020 is December 1, 2020! Often stylized as #GivingTuesday, this annual event occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It's a movement to create an international day of charitable giving following the commercialism of Bl… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: A Sense of Community

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SECU Family House is fortunate to have a number of Front Desk volunteers who not only serve our guests with the highest hospitality standards, but also strive to set a tone of the friendliness and care you'd experience when you enter your own home.    Tammi Lindsey recently j… Read More