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. Read more
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.
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 location sustains nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 240 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 4,000 families. Since we receive no financial support from UCSF, or any other public entity, Family House relies solely on the generous contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations. Attached please find a postcard describing Family House and the services we provide. Family House opened a brand new facility built from the ground up in May 2016 in Mission Bay. Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House will include 80 bedrooms, a family atmosphere, communal kitchens, living rooms, teen room, exercise room, family parking, and a private 3,200 square foot outdoor courtyard. The new building more than doubles the organization’s capacity at its two former locations on Irving Street and 10th Avenue in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood. Now more than ever we will be needing help from our community partners to sustain our operations and helping so many more family each year.
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!