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Volunteers: I Volunteer Because...

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With busy lives and the strain of Covid, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are many and varied. Volunteering at Family House offers vital help to people in need, but the benefits can be great for you, the volunteer.  The right fit can help y… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Howie and Ginny Lloyd

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It is the mission of SECU Family House to “provide a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses.”  While no two guests are the same, each arrives on our doors… Read More

Welcome, Charity

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Charity Starchenko, our new Marketing Associate. Hailing from California, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish literature from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in English Literature from … Read More

Take Your Best Shot with Family House!

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Do you think you can Take Your Best Shot? SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is excited to partner in a special social media fundraiser to raise awareness of our organization and the services we provide to our guests and their families. Ready to make your gift to Family House? Click here or… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: A Family Affair

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As many of you know, the new Pine wing at Family House will be opening soon where we will celebrate another 38 guest rooms, a lovely new hearth room, kitchen, laundry, and courtyard.  Part of outfitting the new wing includes making sure we have enough beds and furniture to make our gues… Read More

Farewell, Ariyah

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We recently bid a fond farewell to Ariyah April, our part-time Marketing Associate. In the all too brief three years that she was with us, she maintained and managed all things related to marketing, branding, messaging and social media. This while maintaining her art and consulting business … Read More

Guest Spotlight: An Eight-Week Stay

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It remains the best part of our days here at SECU Family House when we have the opportunity to really get to know our guests. Such is the case with recent guest Deborah Knight. Hailing from Jackson, North Carolina in Northampton County, Deborah saw her regular doctor last fall because she wa… Read More

2020 Year in Review

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What a year for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals! We welcomed 1,779 guests, and together, with our dedicated volunteers, we learned so much about our strength to adapt when we are met with adversity.  We enter 2021 a stronger organization. One of the integral aspec… Read More

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