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(37.765156,-122.46718)
 

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Mission Statement

Family House is to serve as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.

Description

Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Our two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 2,000 families.

Family House is an independent organization led by a professional staff and board of directors dedicated to providing residential services free-of-charge to qualifying families. Since we receive no financial support from UCSF, or any other public entity, we rely solely on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations.

Working in conjunction with University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital, we strive to provide family-centered care for patient families. Pediatric social workers refer all patient families to Family House. While children undergoing bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and radiation are our most common guests, we also accommodate those facing other life-threatening childhood illness such as fetal surgery, transplants, and cardiac patients when space is available.

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http://www.familyhouseinc.org

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by Joey K. (2013-07-16 13:40:30.0)
I love Family House! The impact on the families cannot be understated: providing a free, safe, comforting community and accommodations for families of children in crisis is invaluable for the families served. They have a very large volunteer program (over 2,000 volunteers a year), and dedicated volunteer program staff who work hard to ensure that you have a fulfilling experience that is a good use of your time and really helps the clients. Can't recommend Family House enough!
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