Family House serves 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 History: What They Do
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. Family House has two locations that sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year Family House San Francisco serves more than 2,000 families.
Family House is an independent organization led by professional staff and board of directors dedicated to providing residential services free-of-charge to qualifying families. Since Family House is completely independent and does not receive any financial support from UCSF, or any other public entity, they rely solely on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations.