Information for Families

Amenities

Family House is meant to be your home away from home! Each floor has shared common areas, including a kitchen, living room, laundry room, and bathrooms. Here are some of the things you will find when you check in to family house:

  • In our bedrooms: all sheeting and bedding, plus towels, and storage for your personal items
  • In our kitchens: oven/stoves, microwaves, personal refrigerator, dishwasher, cabinet space, coffee maker, dining space for your family
  • In our living rooms: comfy couches, TV, toys to share, and space to play in
  • In our laundry rooms: washers, dryers, detergent, and fabric softener
  • In our play areas: a wonderful selection of books for kids and adults, as well computers & printers for getting work done
  • In our specialty rooms: a workout room with exercise equipment, a yoga/meditation room, teen room
  • In our courtyard: a private meditation courtyard, perfect for getting a bit of fresh air and sunshine!
  • In our offices: fax and mail services, and a dedicated staff available to answer your qustions and make your stay as comfortable as possible
  • We also have entertainment systems, laptop computers, video games, and movies for you to borrow

 

What You Should Bring With You

Depending on the length of your stay at Family House, your needs will vary. Please be sure to bring clothes, toiletries, and medication for the duration of your stay. Should you forget something, ask a staff member - we probably have what you need!

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How can I stay at Family House?
    • Our facilities are limited only to those who meet the qualifications set forth in conjunction with the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social worker. Please speak with your social worker if you will be in need of a place to stay. Sorry, we cannot accommodate outside requests.
  • How much does it cost to stay at Family House?
    • Family House is 100% cost-free for all families. Please contact your UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social worker to find out if you qualify to stay at Family House.
  • How can I make a donation to Family House?
    • Please click here to make a donation to Family House.
  • How can I volunteer with Family House?
    • Please click here to learn more about volunteering with Family House.
  • Where does the money I donate go?
    • Please click here to learn more about how our donations are used to serve our families.
Google Maps map of Family House locations

Directions

Family House is located in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, blocks away from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, at 540 Mission Bay Blvd. North, San Francisco, CA 94158.

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