Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Healthcare Hospitality Week from July 20th-26th!

Family House is partnering with the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) for a week of awareness about the work of healthcare hospitality houses. HHN is a national coalition of nearly 200 healthcare hospitality houses that do work similar to Family House across the country, providing a home away from home for thousands of families each year.

In celebration of Healthcare Hospitality Week week, Family House is pulling out all the stops, including a catered Sunday brunch for families, a staff personal development day, an Open House for UCSF doctors, social workers, and employees, and a special Board Member lunch.

We are proud to be part of the Healthcare Hospitality Network, and to be celebrating the work that our partners do nationwide!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Family Stories: Marisa's Story

Watch the latest Family House Family Stories video, featuring the parents of Marisa Shelton, an adorable little girl (and also the poster child for our friends at Giving Comfort):

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy First Birthday, Joy!

 We were so pleased when Joy’s parents decided to host her first birthday party at Family House! This sweet Arizona family has been staying with us for most of Joy’s life - since she was only 3 weeks old. This tough little girl just got out of an isolation period in the hospital - just in time to celebrate with family and friends. Happy First Birthday, Joy!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Genentech

Family House has received a lot of volunteer support through individuals, community groups and especially corporate groups. One company that has stood out above the rest is Genentech. Located in South San Francisco, this cutting edge biotech company has been involved with Family House since 2010. Groups have come to disinfect communal areas, reorganize the garage space, paint communal areas, decorate during holidays and have even thrown special parties for families to enjoy.

Genentech has not only donated their time but they have also given us financial support as well. Family House was the beneficiary of Genentech’s Give Back Concert in 2013 where they donated over $22,000 through that event. In total, Genentech has donated or pledged over $140,000 to Family House since 2010.

Thank you so much Genentech for being a huge advocate and partner of Family House!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Raising Dough with Tony G

Set a World Record with Tony Gemignani!

Celebrate 5-years with Tony’s Pizza Napoletana at our Guinness Book of World Records Pizza Toss

11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani will be wrangling 300 pizza tossers to get into the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday, June 28th, 8:30am-10:30am.  Sign up today at  http://raisingdoughwithtonyg.com.

Proceeds from this record-breaking event will benefit Family House.

Check out our hilarious “training” video - we’re getting ready for the big event:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Calling All Angels - Thank You!

Thank you, #FHAngels! Together, we raised over $66K for the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House! You really stepped up to show your love for our little global community. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Calling All Angels: The Future Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House

Family House Board Chair shows off the future site of the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay:

You can still contribute to the campaign and help us meet our goal!  http://indiegogo.com/projects/calling-all-angels

Thank you for all of your support to help make this new building a reality! Together, we can build it and ensure that all families have a place to stay while their child is undergoing life-saving treatment in San Francisco!