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Vote for Family House to Win Aug. 14 - Aug. 24!

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Family House is a 40-room hospitality house in Chapel Hill where patients and loved ones who must travel far from home can stay while receiving life-saving medical treatment at UNC Hospitals. We’re currently building 34 more guest rooms, the need for our services is so great. Our kitch… Read More

Guest Spotlight: PFC Duncan Sanders

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In Spring 2019, we had the honor of getting to know PFC Duncan Sanders. Duncan was diagnosed in January 2019 with a form of leukemia. At the time, he was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, working as a military intelligence systems maintainer/integrator for the US Army. He was responsib… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Living His Best Life

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Marty Pomerantz has volunteered at Family House for the past seven years. A jack of all trades, this retired UNC Director of Campus Recreation volunteers mainly at the front desk, answering the phone, entering referrals, and helping our guests in countless ways. Marty also assists at ou… Read More

$9.6 Million Fundraising Campaign is Complete!

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The vision for expanding SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is a reality: We are proud to announce that our community has accomplished raising $9.6 million to expand Family House to 75 rooms! Construction is well underway, and we anticipate opening our doors to more guests in Fall 2020. You… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: The Tar Heel Breakfast Club

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Our guests are treated to amazing meals each week, thanks to our growing group of volunteer meal providers. In the last fiscal year alone these teams prepared no less than 365 meals, serving nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for more than 2,300 patients and family members staying h… Read More

FM Charity Invitational Benefits Family House

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Volunteers help support Family House in more ways than we can count. When FM Lending Services, Guaranty Title, and Long & Foster Insurance were looking for local charities to benefit from their annual golf tournament, a few of our meal providers shared the story of Family House and encou… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Josephs

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Donald and Ronnie Joseph have been staying on and off at Family House since the summer of 2018, making the 2.5 hour drive to Chapel Hill from their hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2014, Donald was initially treated near their home. Then, las… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Music with Michael Paris

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A remarkable qualilty about many of our volunteers is that many of them have been with us since we opened our doors 11 years—a true testament to their dedication and belief in our mission. One of these committed volunteers is musician Michael Paris. For the past nine years, he’s… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Staying Positive

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Every few months, one of the most cheerful guests to walk through our doors returns. Kathy Plummer, along with her husband, Michael, make the 90 minute drive from Fayetteville, North Carolina to Chapel Hill so that Michael can receive treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at U… Read More