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.
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. 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 3,000 families.
Family House is an independent organization led by a professional staff and board of directors dedicated to providing residential services free-of-charge to qualifying families. Since we receive no financial support from UCSF, or any other public entity, we rely solely on the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations.
Click here to download our IRS Form 990 audited financials statement.
Click here to read The Family House Story (4.5 MB), published in 2016.
Working in conjunction with University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital, we strive to provide family-centered care for patient families. Pediatric social workers refer all patient families to Family House. While children undergoing bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and radiation are our most common guests, we also accommodate those facing other life-threatening childhood illness such as fetal surgery, transplants, and cardiac patients when space is available.
The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House in Mission Bay was designed and constructed using sustainable design strategies that achieved a Platinum rating, the highest level under the LEED for Homes rating program. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a building certification program developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Click here to read more about the healthy building and green features that contributed to the Platinum level rating.
540 Mission Bay Blvd., North,
San Francisco, CA 94122
Fax: (415) 431-4369