Thursday, April 28, 2016

Top 25 Reasons to Volunteer At Family House

1) Give back to your community
2) Directly support families in crisis
3) Contribute to a cause that you care about
4) Make a difference
5) Help others
6) Gain a sense of accomplishment
7) Learn new skills
8) Meet new people
9) Make lifelong friends
10) It feels great!
11) Actively contribute to make the world a better place
12) Comfort those who need it most
13) Brighten up someone's day
14) Help provide exceptional cost free service
15) Feel involved
16) Get satisfaction from helping others
17) Be a shoulder to cry on
18) Be a caring heart and a listening ear
19) Immerse yourself in a new community
20) Devote yourself to a cause
21) Give to a local San Francisco charity
22) Be where individual contributions matter
23) Be a part of something bigger than yourself
24) Advocate for a mission you believe in
25) Spread the mission to your networks

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Family House Volunteer!

Volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of our mission by assisting our staff in providing a safe and comfortable home for families in crisis. There are a variety of opportunities for you to volunteer at Family House, depending on your interests and availability. We work with each volunteer to make sure your time is used efficiently and productively. We have been fortunate to work with an abundance of hard working San Franciscans, including those at corporations, schools, churches, scouts, and community groups. Learn more about volunteering at

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ann's Story - The Early Years of Family House

Family House Family Stories: Sharing the brave and inspiring stories of families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This story features Ann Adamson Leonardo, mother to John Leonardo, who was treated by Dr. Art Ablin at the UCSF Children's Hospital in San Francisco. Inspired by what she saw during the time of her son's treatment, Ann and her husband, joined Art and Debbie Ablin, and others, to help found Family House.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rockstar Volunteer: Elizabeth Kvasager

As a student at University of San Francisco, Elizabeth Kvasager studies child and adolescent development. She is a Psychology Practicum undergraduate volunteering this spring at Family House. She has excelled in both assisting our families and also the staff at our new Mission Bay home.

Being more than a full-time student and also holding a part-time job, Elizabeth has very little free time.  When she does have some down time, she enjoys being outside.  She regularly spends her days off at Ocean Beach, located in the Sunset District.

Elizabeth first came to know of Family House when her friend’s family stayed with us. While at Family House, her friend’s sibling received treatment,  and after their stay, Elizabeth heard “nothing but good things about the organization.” She then decided that interning at Family House would be an amazing experience - we have to admit that the experience has been mutual!
“I think what you provide for children and their families is so special and I would be honored to be a part of it,” said Elizabeth in her volunteer application.  We’re honored to have your time, talent, and treasure.

Thank you, Elizabeth!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Family House is Hiring!

Family House is hiring! If you are interested in joining our family, we currently have open positions for Family Services Coordinator (part time) and Director of Development. Click here to learn more: