November Edition of eNews

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From the Desk of Our Executive Director— We have much to be thankful for at Family House and are completely in tune with November being the Awareness month for Pancreatic Cancer, Marrow, and Lung Cancer. November is also National Caregivers Month.  Where would Family House be w… Read More

Guest Spotlight — Derrin Mallory

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Just over six years ago, Derrin Mallory was feeling particularly tired after a high school football practice in his hometown of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Thinking it was a bad case of the flu, he went to his pediatrician who, in turn, sent him to the emergency room because his white … Read More

Family House is Hiring!

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We are looking for new members to join our staff Family! Currently we have two openings! Weekend House Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager. Weekend House Manager-Part-Time This an important role at Family House, The House Manager interacts with staff, callers, visitors, and guests&m… Read More

Guest Spotlight - Kizzy Short

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Within minutes of speaking with Family House guest, Kizzy Short, you quickly surmise that she is first and foremost a mom, based on way she speaks about her two adult daughters.  Her older daughter is in the military, and her younger daughter, Stacey, is receiving in-patient treatment… Read More

Facebook Inspires Former Guest

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We are so grateful to all of our volunteers, guests, and donors that support the Family House. One of our guests who stayed with Family House late last year, Heather Carpenter, recently raised over $700 with a Facebook fundraiser as a way of giving back.  In her words, here is her sto… Read More

Board of Directors News

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SECU Family House Board Update SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is pleased to welcome Udobi Campbell, PharmD, MBA, and Shirley M. Diefenbach, JD to the Family House Board of Directors. (Scroll down below to learn more about our new Board members’ backgrounds.) Many thanks to our … Read More

Late Summer Edition of eNews

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  From the Desk of Family House Executive Director— We are pausing for a moment of celebration and thankfulness at Family House. Fiscally, as of July 1st, it’s a new year for us.  During the past year, we opened our Pine Wing, adding 35 new guestrooms. Our wond… Read More

Spirit of the House

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Reflections from Henry Kennelly, Johnson Service Corps Member  Walking into Family House, you immediately feel grace. There’s a spirit of healing, welcoming, and mutual support that is greater than the sum of the parts of all those who live and work there. With a great degree o… Read More

Guest Spotlight - Teresa Billings In Her Words

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Family House Guest - Teresa Billings Teresa and her husband, Gary, who was being treated at UNC Hospitals, were guests at our hospitality house last fall. Hailing from Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, they sent us this letter after they settled back in their home in Onslow County. We wanted to… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Pacini

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Volunteer Spotlight:  Nick Pacini A heart for the Chapel Hill community— The heart of a SECU Family House Volunteer is unique. It reaches deep and finds ways to contribute in big and small ways not counting the cost or inconvenience.  When we think of a volunteer with this … Read More