Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Director of Family Services, Paul Goold! “Father Paul” is the calming force at Family House, always available to listen and to remind you to prioritize self-care! Thank you, Paul, for always taking such good care of everyone at Family House!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda & Steve Hawkins

Family House volunteers are some of the most dedicated, understanding, and caring individuals there are! Two amazing volunteers who have come to Family House are husband and wife Linda and Steve Hawkins. Linda and Steve have become weekly volunteers at Family House by helping in our new administrative office in Mission Bay.

Both have been working closely with staffers on various projects. Linda has helped reach out to our new Mission Bay neighbors to introduce Family House, as well as format descriptions for volunteer positions in our new home. Steve has been helping with the image archive project – processing and organizing 30 years’ worth of photos that other volunteers recently digitized. He’s been incredibly helpful – applying logic and care to the project so that we can use this imagery for our 35th Annual Gala and for years to come!

Thank you so much to Linda and Steve for your dedication to the families staying at Family House. Your help with events, administrative tasks, and overall positive demeanor enable Family House to continue to provide the services we offer!

We are so lucky to have such amazing community support!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brian Lee: Rockstar Volunteer

Good luck to rockstar volunteer Brian Lee as he heads off to the UCLA School of Dentistry! As a USF student, Brian spent a semester with Family House volunteering for his service learning credit. After graduation, he came back to help out in the office before moving to start grad school. We wish you all the best at your next chapter in life, and we know that you’re going to be a wonderful dentist! Than you for all of your incredible hard work, Brian - we love you!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: 2016 Summer High School Volunteers

Summer is one of the best times of the year at Family House – the house is full of laughter, fun, and excitement! Part of the reason for this is the Summer High School Volunteer Program. Each summer, 15-20 high school volunteers come to the house twice a week and provide house support, help with baking, arts and crafts, and other fun projects for the families at Family House. Our amazing high school volunteers can earn up to 80 volunteer hours over the course of the summer.

This year our volunteers hosted a Pok√©mon-Go adventure, trying to “catch-em-all” with a number of our families. In addition, our volunteers made thank you cards, assembled patio furniture for the courtyard, inventoried kitchenware in our eight kitchens, helped plan the end of summer carnival and BBQ, as well as creating the carnival game posters.  The carnival and BBQ was so marvelous that families are still talking about it! During the carnival, families played games, won special prizes, and enjoyed delicious food.

Thank you Emma Ng, Kyle Mach, Jesse Huang, Jason Jang, Jovita Ramirez, Ryan Santos, Sharon Hsu, Sophia Ladwiniec, Michael O'Bryan, Ry Goodwin, Lesley Arroyo, Carson Roberts, Marisa Navarro, Elizabeth Wagner, Vincent Garcia-Zunno, Miles Maloney, Alyssa Tabucao, Lauren McCormick, Alena McGrew, Scott Brasesco, and Eric Sun! This summer wouldn’t have been the same without you!