As we respond to the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19, Family House is committed to supporting all efforts to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our families. While we continue to serve patients and caregivers at our Shadyside and University Place houses (Neville Family House is temporarily closed), Family House is facing a significant drop in volunteer-organized services and resources, such as meals, and pantry and personal care donations.
To continue providing the safe, comfortable, and supportive environment that our families need even more so in these uncertain times, donations will help us cover the cost of our daily breakfast, fill pantries, and support the cost of purchased dinners. Donate Now.
If you were scheduled to cook a meal in one of the houses this month and are now unable to do so, please contact Leo Bake at firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange meal drop off.
Want to get involved? One of the most rewarding ways you can give to Family House is volunteering your time.
Family House volunteers play a critical role in making our houses a home. All of our volunteers provide support and hope to those seeking medical care in unfamiliar surroundings.
Our Individual or House Volunteers work in tandem with our house managers to greet guests, give them tours of our facilities, set up rooms, and prepare guest check-in binders. House volunteers are integral in helping to create that ‘home away from home’ atmosphere that Family House strives to provide for its guests. House Volunteers work in 3-4 hour shifts on a regular schedule.
Family House also recruits Group Volunteers, who set up dinners and group activities for guests to enjoy. It is truly meaningful for our guests to have a hot meal waiting for them when they come back after a long day in the hospital. A group volunteering opportunity is usually a 3-4 hour commitment for a maximum of 10 people. If you are interested in a group volunteering opportunity please contact Leo Bake, Manager of Volunteer Programs, at email@example.com or at 412-647-4917 to find out more about how you can get involved!
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