House Notes | April 2023
Last chance! Get Your Tickets, Sponsor, or Volunteer for our Fundraising Gala

Don’t miss out! There’s still time to get tickets, sponsor, or volunteer at the Family House Gala – a 60’s-theme celebration at the Fairmont San Francisco on April 29th honoring CEO Alexandra E. Morgan’s 22 years of leadership. Get dressed up in your favorite '60s fashion and support Family House.

Your participation directly funds family services, including temporary housing, meals, and amenities for families with a child being treated for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. 

Family House Stories
Imelda & Jimmy, Together at Family House

Seventeen years ago, Imelda was shocked when her newborn son Jimmy was born with serious health complications, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a hole in the diaphragm that affects about one of every 2,500 births. As a result, Jimmy has spent much of his life in the hospital and traveling to doctor appointments.

Family House is a vital resource providing a temporary home close to Jimmy's medical care so Imelda does not have to drive back and forth from their home in Santa Rosa. 
Family Dinners are Back!

Volunteers are once again cooking up our homemade meals in the Family House kitchens for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions impacted our volunteer-run family dinner service. So far there's been something on the menu for everyone to enjoy, from cheese plates and pigs in a blanket, to savory garlic bread and lasagna!

What’s on your menu?

Get in on the fun and host a dinner! We need two volunteer dinners per week, and we're hoping you can help us reach our goal.

Employee Spotlight
Three things to know about Diana Marroquin

#1. She’s All in for Moms

Diana has a soft spot in her heart for moms. She knows what it’s like. Trips to the ER with her son Nathan when he was little and his asthma was really bad, have taught her firsthand how important it is to be strong for your child. 

“Don’t worry, I got you,” is her motto and something she tells moms a lot throughout the day.

#2. If Diana was a superhero, she’d be “Excel Girl!”

“I love an excel spreadsheet!” she exclaims. Diana is super organized and believes organization is key to facilitating great communication among her hospitality services team. 

#3. Make it a Grande Soy Milk White Mocha!
At the start of her career, Diana worked behind the barista bar at Starbucks, and a Grande Soy Milk White Mocha continues to be her favorite treat to this day!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14

Let’s go all out to honor moms, motherhood, and the gift of maternal bonds this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. 

Select a gift from our Mother’s Day Wish List and it will be sent directly to Family House moms!

We’re in awe of the moms and caregivers that inspire us every day. Thank you for joining forces with us to let them know they are not alone in their journey. 
Bay to Breakers 2023
With Family House’s YPAC

Run to the finish line of San Francisco’s annual Bay to Breakers with Family House’s Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) on May 21, 2023. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families relying on the services we provide at Family House.

Community & Connection

Enjoy photos from recent house activities designed to help families naturally connect and find hope, comfort, and healing together.
Easter Party

Pure joy and delight! What a magical celebration—the Easter bunny, egg hunt, and visits with our friends from the San Francisco Police and Fire departments. With deep appreciation, we thank all who made this day so special!