Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: 2014 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 Program. Each summer, 10-15 high school volunteers come to the house twice a week and provide house support, baking, arts and crafts, and other fun projects for the families at Family House. Our amazing high school volunteers can work up to 56 hours over the course of the summer. This year our amazing volunteers hosted a tie dye day as well as a circus day for the families complete with fun games, delicious treats, and a BBQ! Not only do these wonderful volunteers work at the house, but they also volunteer at our summer events, including the SF Marathon, the Raising Dough with Tony G event, and various other offsite opportunities.

Thank you Justin Azar, Lauren Cope, Waresa Hu, Clare Casey, Vince De La Cerna, Jennifer Ohmura, Theresa Driscoll, Elizabeth Vincent, Sara Ohalloran, Thomas Ohalloran, Gabriel Capili, John Salvemini, McRae Fried, Kiana Murray, and Maggie Morgan for all of your hard work! Family House wouldn’t be the same without you!

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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!

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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):


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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!

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