Monday, March 27, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Alison Blom

Where did you grow up?
Petaluma, California

Position at Family House: Development Associate

Reason for working at Family House:
I love seeing the smiling faces of families walk down the hall every day and spreading the word about all of the amazing things Family House does for people.

Favorite thing to do in San Francisco: 
Run through Lands End on a really nice day

What makes you special? 
I love, love, LOVE French Bulldogs (and all dogs, for that matter). And I have hiked the largest sand dune in the world!

What's the story behind the photo?
Manny the Frenchie came to Family House and it was terr-wooof-ric!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Ung Ly

Where did you grow up? 
San Francisco

Position at Family House:
 
Maintenance Supervisor

Reason for working at Family House: It feels great to work at a place that helps others.   

Favorite thing to do in San Francisco: 
Running in Golden Gate Park, along the Embarcadero, in the Presidio, and across the Golden Gate Bridge.

What makes you special?
The willingness to help others before myself.

What's the story behind the photo?
Here is a picture of me with my family on the swings at the park. I am with my 11-month old daughter, Keira, and my wife, Chris, is with my 2-year old daughter, Jada. Both kids love to play on the swing.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Monica Rodriguez

Name: Monica Rodriguez

Where did you grow up? Born in San Jose, Costa Rica and moved to Oakdale, California when I was 3 years old. Grew up in Oakdale, and moved to San Francisco when I started college at San Francisco State.

Position at Family House: Hospitality Service Coordinator

Reason for working at Family House: I have a passion for helping others and being a support system to anyone who is going through a rough time. I have a big heart and want to spread love in any way I can!

Favorite thing to do in San Francisco:  Catch a Giants game and eat lots of Ghirardelli chocolate.

What makes you special? I’ve got red lips, a heart of gold, and deep love of Hispanic cuisine!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cabernet for Connoisseurs 2017

The 22nd Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs event is Family House’s biggest annual fundraiser. This year, over 350 guests joined 59 pouring vintners to have fun and raise money for Family House! Thank you to everyone who made this memorable night possible - all of the attendees, the donors, the volunteers, and naturally, all of the vintners! We are so lucky to have such an incredibly generous, supportive community, and some of the best wine in the world right in our own back yard. Lots more photos at facebook.com/FamilyHouseSanFrancisco










Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Eastland


Name: Sarah Eastland 

Where did you grow up? Sebastopol, CA

Position at Family House: Hospitality Coordinator 

Reason for working at Family House: I love getting to work directly with the families who stay at Family House. 

Favorite thing to do in San Francisco: I’m currently on the hunt for the best burger in San Francisco. The research for this project has been one of my favorite things to do. Ask me for some recommendations! 

What makes you special? : I have lots of unusual skills – I can juggle, tap dance, and I’m a trained balloon artist. 

What's the story behind the photo? 
This picture was taken by my lovely coworker, Anna Lark, during a day of adventures.