About Family House

Family House Mission Statement

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.

What We 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. 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.

Our History

Click here to read The Family House Story (4.5 MB), published in 2016.

Working with the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital

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.

kids who have stayed at Family House

Directions

 

maps.google.com map of 540 Mission Bay Blvd N, San Francisco CA

540 Mission Bay Blvd., North, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 341-7958
Fax: (415) 431-4369

From 280 North:

  • Head north on US-280 N
  • Take Exit 56 for Mariposa St
  • Turn right onto Mariposa St
  • Turn left onto 3rd St
  • Turn left into Mission Bay Blvd. N
  • Destination will be on the right

From 101 North:

  • Head north on US-101 N
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 430A toward Downtown SF
  • Merge onto I-280 N
  • Take exit 56 for Mariposa Street
  • Turn right onto Mariposa St
  • Turn left onto 3rd St
  • Turn left into Mission Bay Blvd. N
  • Destination will be on the right

From 101 South:

  • Merge onto US-101 S via the ramp to San Francisco
  • Keep left to continue on US-101 S
  • Continue straight onto Lombard St
  • Turn right onto Van Ness Ave
  • Turn left onto 16th St
  • Turn left onto 3rd St
  • Turn left onto Mission Bay Blvd. N.
  • Destination will be on the right

From the Bay Bridge:

  • Head west on I-80 W
  • Use the left lane to take Exit 2B for Harrison St toward Embarcadero
  • Turn right onto Harrison St
  • Turn right onto Main St
  • Turn left onto Bryan St
  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto The Embarcadero
  • Continue onto King St
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 3rd St
  • Turn right onto Mission Bay Blvd. N.
  • Destination will be on the right