Kiwanis Family House

Letter from our Director

Letter from our Director

To Our Valued Friends, What will you do with your stimulus check?  Would you like to use it to support families in need? You have an opportunity to make a significant impact!   As with many organizations, the last year has hit the Kiwanis Family House hard financially.  Yet, the need remains stronger than ever. Every […]

KFH Hires New Executive Director

Sacramento, California – The Kiwanis Family House (KFH) is seeking a full-time Executive Director. The KFH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing temporary housing to families who have loved ones who are being treated at the UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children.  We seek an enthusiastic and accomplished leader dedicated to […]

Kiwanis Family House Annual Report – June 30, 2020

We are pleased to release the Kiwanis Family House Annual Report for 2019-2020. With this report, we are excited to unveil the new Kiwanis Family House logo and branding package. In the coming months, we will convert all of our print materials, web,and social media presence to this new branding. In this report, you will find […]

Kiwanis Family House Does Not Tolerate Racism

Kiwanis Family House (KFH) does not tolerate racism.  Inspired by core values that have enriched our service mission and vision for 36 years, we strive to foster awareness, generosity, respect, and a sense of community.  Today, KFH adds its ears, voice, and heart to the emerging and historic opportunity to champion tolerance, respect, and equal […]


You can see the UC Davis Medical Center from Kiwanis Family House, including the heliport atop its tower.  Whenever I see a red medical transport helicopter approach the hospital and set down gently, I wonder whether KFH will soon be home-away-from-home for family members of their loved one aboard the emergency craft.  We have welcomed […]

Caring About the Unserved

We are immersed daily in numbers – of cases, of hospitalizations, of tests.  Kiwanis Family House counts guest families, guest nights, rooms occupied.  To be sure, these are important measures of real human needs and of critical services provided.  Today, however, I draw attention to the number who are unserved.  They are families who would […]

An Update from Our Director

I want to provide a status report of how Kiwanis Family House is faring amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.  Last month, we responded to the Governor’s stay-at-home order by: Suspending new referrals and halting new guest check-ins. Taking half of our rooms out of service to reduce occupancy and create greater distance between room assignments. Prohibiting […]

A Message from Kiwanis Family House

Dear Friends, Guests, and Supporters: Like you, we are closely following updates about community health concerns related to the novel caronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution, we have reevaluated our policies regarding the use of the conference room at Kiwanis Family House. Effective immediately and until further notice, Kiwanis Family House is cancelling all […]

Spring Workday is Saturday, April 25, 2020

The spring workday at KFH has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are limiting participation to 100 people. If your Kiwanis or Service Leadership Program is interested in being part of the workday, please sign up with Charlie Bussey at We want to know the name of […]

40th Anniversary Celebration!

Elks Tower
Kyle Draper

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