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 […]

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 […]

2018-19 Annual Report Now Available

Dan Germain, Executive Director, announced today that  Kiwanis Family House has released its annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30,  2019.   With an annual budget of just $549,000, Kiwanis Family House served over 1,500 families last year. Highlights of the report include a listing of the 27 states and Mexico in which our guest families resided, the individual donors, clubs, and foundations that provided major financial support, recent major facility improvements, and revenue and expenditure detail. Download the report here.

Health System CEO Values Your Kiwanis Club

I am very pleased to share the attached letter from Dr. David Lubarsky with all of you.  Dr. Lubarksy, Chief Executive Officer of UC Davis Health, recently toured Kiwanis Family House.  I ask that you share this letter with all of your club members.  It is important for all of our supporters to appreciate just […]

Show us Your Crazy Family!

Our annual Big Day of Giving is coming up on Thursday, May 2nd, and we need your help!  Since we’re all about supporting families of all types, we’d like to feature the families of our supporters in this year’s campaign. Send us funny, awkward, or crazy pictures of your family, and they may be featured […]

40th Anniversary Celebration!

Elks Tower
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