Guest News

Loreleis to headline April 3 Culture Series

Family House is delighted to welcome UNC’s Loreleis to perform at the house: The talented acapella group will headline the latest installment in the Culture Series on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Expect to hear both classics and hits from their latest album, “Burn.”
To attend, please RSVP to Yvonne at yvonne (at) by [Read More]

Family House enacts smoke-free policy

Policy Update:
Please note that as of January 1, 2014, SECU Family House is a 100% smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere around the House (including in the parking lot, in cars, in the gazebo or on the sidewalks.) We are grateful to everyone for helping us to ensure this is a safe place for [Read More]

Pope Foundation Grants $25,000 to Family House

In Brief: SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., received a $25,000 grant from the John William Pope Foundation of Raleigh, N.C. The grant will support House’s family assistance fund, “Fund A Family,” and will benefit 110 families with an adult patient receiving treatment for a serious illness at UNC Hospitals.
Full [Read More]

Army Sergeant faces down AML at Family House

Guest Profile – James Bauermeister
June 2013
James Bauermeister, 30, is a husband, a father and a U.S. Army Sergeant with the 1st Special Warfare Training Unit at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Indiana native has served in the Army for a little over 6 years and has completed two tours of duty in Iraq since 2008.
Last fall, [Read More]

SEANC focuses service on Family House

A personal connection brought more than a dozen members of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Youth Council to Family House for a day of service in late April. The chairwoman of the SEANC Youth Council, Felicia Chiambiro, wanted to share the rewards her family received during their stays at Family House during [Read More]

Tar Heels for SECU Family House Tourney raises $145,777

Successful BBQ & Golf Tournament Marks 5th Anniversary
Under clear Carolina blue skies, the 5th annual Tar Heels for SECU Family House BBQ and Golf Tournament had another successful year thanks to the generous support from the Chapel Hill and UNC community.  Co-hosted by UNC Athletics stars Bubba Cunningham, Larry Fedora, and Roy Williams, the event [Read More]

Janice McAdams to lead SECU Family House

SECU Family House Names New Executive Director
Janice McAdams, a development professional with more than 16 years of fundraising experience, has been named executive director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, a Chapel Hill nonprofit that provides an affordable, safe, nurturing home away from home for seriously ill adult patients, their family members, and caregivers [Read More]

A Full Fall at Family House

In October we had the pleasure of hearing tales of growing up in Chapel Hill as told by Missy Julian Fox, a town native, who kicked off our fall Culture Series.  Several house guests and a handful of invited guests listened as Andrea Griffith Cash of Chapel Hill Magazine asked Missy questions about changes to [Read More]

Guest Spotlight: The Seguras

In life, we all have our ups and downs, but when you have someone to share it with, the journey can be full of meaning and purpose. Such is the case with Sheila Segura. Hailing from Cameron, NC, this diminutive and remarkable woman was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer this fall. With her husband, [Read More]

Kirkpatrick Leaves Family House After More Than 7 Years

Dear SECU Family House friends,
As 2012 closes out, I can’t help but reflect with pride and love on all that SECU Family House has accomplished in just under five years: 114,000 guest stays provided to families from all 100 of North Carolina’s counties, 35 states, and 8 foreign countries; a House that has operated without [Read More]