Monday, March 16, 2015

Help Bobby "The Easter Bunny" Raise Money for Family House

The bunny is coming! The bunny is coming! It’s almost time for Bobby “The Bunny” Thomas’ amazing annual fundraiser for Family House. Each year, he rallies the Inner Sunset neighborhood to donate whatever they can for Family House kids. Thank you, Bobby, and everyone who donates to give the kids an amazing party!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House Construction Time Lapse

Watch the latest Time Lapse video of the construction of the Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay! This video starts at pre-construction in November 2014 and goes through the end of February 2015. To learn more about the future of Family House, visit

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Rockstar Volunteers: Vagaboom

Have you ever tried to stop and smell the flowers?

Our families and staff certainly have with the help from Amanda, a specialist in aromatherapy and botanical remedies made from natural ingredients you would find in the home.

Amanda came to Family House from a nonprofit called Vagaboom whose mission is to supplement diminished arts and physical education in schools, community centers, and women’s shelters.

We were lucky enough to have Vagaboom artist and therapist Amanda working with Family House throughout February. She taught patients, families, and even staff how to stop and relax through art and creative activities using your sense of smell to guide you through the process.

“It’s a smelly world out there,” said Amanda, "we should take the time to stop and smell something that we enjoy, that calms, and heals." Families got to make their own body scrubs, perfumed oils, and facial masks to take with them wherever they go.

Amanda believes that these small things can make our bodies relax, and can be incorporated in our everyday lives, no matter how hectic things get. We thank Amanda and Vagaboom for their support in making the families’ experience just a little easier at Family House.