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Guest Spotlight: Gary Williams

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Every weekday around 6:30 a.m., Gary Williams takes the elevator in the main building of Family House down to the first floor with his fiancé of two years, Darlene Anderson, and they head towards the kitchen for their first cups of coffee and breakfast. Hailing from Star, North Caro… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Meagan Hall

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Our volunteer spotlight for February highlights one of our young kitchen volunteers, Meagan Hall. Meagan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina but recently moved to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area as a student getting her certification in phlebotomy. She is interested in natural sc… Read More

2021 Year in Review

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What a year for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals! We welcomed 2,461 guests, and together, with our dedicated volunteers, we learned so much about our strength to adapt when we are met with adversity.  We enter 2022 a stronger organization. One of the integral aspects of our … Read More

COVID-19 Response - January 10, 2022

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Due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, SECU Family House will be scaling back house operations and guest admittance beginning January 10, 2022 until further notice. If you need assistance in securing a discounted hotel, please call our front desk at 919-932-… Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2022

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, 2022 marks the 27th 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 yea… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Brenda Canady

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  On a recent winter morning, we found Family House guest Brenda Canady cooking up a storm – something that became a familiar sight during her recent stay.  Hailing from Macclesfield, North Carolina, a very small town in Edgecombe County, this retired home economics and nutr… Read More

Cherished Friendships

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It is the honor of a lifetime that we get to meet so many remarkable and memorable individuals here at SECU Family House each and every day of the year. They include patients, caregivers, volunteers, meal providers, donors, board members, hospital staff, and even a myriad of delivery folks. … Read More

Celebrating Jan Ross

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Fourteen years! Jan Ross has brought her energy and expertise to Family House since 2007.  We are celebrating Jan!  Volunteers, staff old and new, board members from these fourteen years….so many have memories and heartfelt stories of Jan in action, Jan behind the front desk… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Hubble

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When you think of the phrase “eager beaver” it may bring about thoughts of someone who is up for anything. Or perhaps it draws images of someone prepared for a certain task. The definition of an “eager beaver” from the dictionary is listed as "a person who is extremel… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Terry Reno

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Family House guest Terry Reno lives in Asheville, North Carolina in Buncombe County – one of the top ten counties where our guests come from. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells. Initially treated at Mission … Read More