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HNN Grants Family House CHH Status

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We're honored to announce that in June 2020 the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) has awarded SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Certified Hospitality House (CHH) status. Since 1981, HHN has been representing the important work of hospitality houses as they serve patients and famili… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: The Heart of Family House

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Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle once said, “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” Viewed by historians as a major morale leader for soldiers in the United States because of his heart for volunteering and taking up causes for the betterment of others, his words r… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Paying It Forward

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We feel incredibly fortunate that after our guests check-out of Family House, many of them become donors. Such is the case with former guest Lorraine Hall of Lancaster, South Carolina. Four years ago she and her dear husband, Edward, stayed here while he underwent cancer treatment at UNC Hea… Read More

Family House Reopens on June 1, 2020

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** A SPECIAL NOTE FROM JANICE McADAMS, FAMILY HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON MAY 28, 2020 ** It's great news that UNC Health has begun seeing a broad spectrum of patients again. Many of these patients are ones we often serve: cancer, bone marrow, and solid organ transplant patients. In coordi… Read More

FAQ: Reopening of the House on June 1, 2020

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** last updated June 24, 2020 ** IS SECU FAMILY HOUSE AT UNC HOSPITALS OPEN? Family House reopened with limited capacity and high precaution on Monday, June 1, 2020. We are intentionally filling guest rooms slowly in order to ensure that the new practices we have put in place will kee… Read More

Keeping the Construction Site Clean & Safe

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While Family House has been temporarily closed to guests due to prevent a potential outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a bustle of activity at the House. Significant progress is being made on the building expansion that will add 35 guest rooms. The kitchen/dining room renovation started ea… Read More

Acts of Kindness During the Pandemic

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While SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our community members are choosing acts of kindness, putting the health and well-being of others at the forefront. We wanted to share just a bit of what we've witnessed in the last month alon… Read More

National Volunteer Week 2020

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We look forward to National Volunteer Week every year, and this time is no different... except that, with social distancing, it is! Even from afar, our volunteers are very near and dear to our hearts. Through your compassion and work for others, your energy lights up the House and serves as… Read More

Fun Family House Activities for Kids!

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Gain a little quiet time with your little ones with this three-page activity pack that includes coloring, a word search and maze, all featuring Family House. Just print and have fun: Family-House-Kids-Activity-Pack.pdf     Read More