Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Silvia Villavicencio

Family House has many types of volunteers, from 
next door neighbors and corporate groups to Girl Scout 
troops and high school students. Some of the most amazing volunteers are our Family House families themselves!

To start the new year off with a bang, have had the help 
of one of our Family House moms, Silvia, helping with our meal program. She has been a tremendous help, setting up our daily continental breakfasts and evening dinners for all families to enjoy. Her help enables Family House staff to attend to other other important tasks. Silvia has made a big impact in our various department, including building operations, hospitality team, volunteer program, and in the administrative office. Silvia is at Family House taking care of her son,  and volunteering has helped her stay active and allows her 
to give back to Family House.  

Thank you so much Silvia for your help! We very much appreciate your willingness to jump in where needed. 
We know you are going through a lot, and we are here 
for you anytime! Lots of love from Family House!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kids Kicking Cancer

You are invited to join us for an afternoon of inspiration with Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg of Kids Kicking Cancer, as he shares how the mind-body techniques of martial arts empower children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. RSVPs are requested to Alison Blom at ablom@familyhouseinc.org.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

1 Second Every Day

We put together this fun video using the 1 Second Every Day app - it's a great glimpse into the wonderful craziness that is Family House! Thank you all for an incredible year!

Monday, December 12, 2016

12 Days of Christmas - 8 Nights of Hanukkah

Help us celebrate the season with our 12 Days of Christmas - 8 Nights of Hanukkah wish list drive! Each day from 12/13 through 12/31, we are highlighting items that our families need now and throughout the year.

Purchase items from our Amazon Smile wishlist, or use it as inspiration for shopping at your local store. Thank you!


Sign up to receive 12 Days of Christmas/ 8 Nights of Hanukkah emails - send a note to jkotfica@familyhouseinc.org and put "12 Days of Christmas - 8 Nights of Hanukkah Signup" in the subject line. Thank you for supporting our families!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Naje: Songs of Hope

SF singer-songwriter Naje starts ‘Songs Of Hope’ to benefit Family House this Christmas season 

SF singer-songwriter Rebecca Reuther, aka Naje, started “Songs of Hope” in honor of her daughter, Sophia. Sophia was born with a congenital heart defect and underwent open heart surgery over Christmas last year at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In celebration of her daughter’s 1-year open heart anniversary, Naje is donating 50% of her download sales to Family House to help buy Christmas gifts for the families of seriously ill children.

Download Naje’s latest release New Day at https://goo.gl/Xs1Nrl or find Naje on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TAgDvYH7k5k

Monday, November 28, 2016

Give Dignity this Holiday Season

Family House is the only home Joseph has ever known. He has been staying at Family House since he was weeks old, and he will be turning 4 years old this February.

Joseph stays at Family House with his mother, Nina, and his two teenage sisters, Emily and Denise, while his father Daniel works in LA. Daniel comes to SF as often as he can.

Joseph and his family have come to know our Hospitality Services team like family, and other children staying at Family House, like Edrey, as good friends.

Joseph continues to be in and out of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital for treatments related to Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, but his prognosis is excellent.

Give Dignity to a Family House family. Donate today: familyhouseinc.org/GivingTuesday