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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

Our New Front Lobby is Open for Welcome

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Stop by SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals and say hello to our new Front Desk! Our volunteers, staff, and guests are already enjoying the spacious, organized, and elegant design. The white countertops, made of granite, will endure for decades to come, while the new cabinetry and lighting im… Read More

Donors Beat Our "10 in 10" Founders' Challenge!

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  We asked our family of supporters to help us raise $10,000 in 10 days between June 1 and June 10. Donors exceeded our goal by double and then some! Combined with the $10,000 matching donation from a long-time donor, total gifts will cover the operational expenses of more than 347 ni… Read More

UNC Athletics Gives Us a Helping Hand

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Led by Tomas Jaimes, Maintenance Technician, and Richie Grimsley, Assistant Director of Facility Planning and Management, members of the UNC Department of Athletics volunteered for a tough job at Family House: spreading several cubic yards of mulch around our grounds. T… Read More

Family House Supports "The Group"

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Janice McAdams, our Executive Director here at SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, envisioned yet another way our organization could serve the community: by lending our board room to local support groups needing a place to hold meetings. Two years later, two dozen support groups me… Read More