The Mission of the KIWANIS FAMILY HOUSE is dedicated to providing housing and support to families of seriously ill children and adults being treated at University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento.
Their Vision is to continually provide a convenient, restful, secure, and low cost housing alternative for the families of children being treated at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento.
Their Values are guided by the KIWANIS Service Motto: “Serving the Children of the World”. The building of the NEW KIWANIS FAMILY HOUSE encourages the following core values:
- A sense of community
- Dedication to Service
- Respect for families
- Augmentation of services provided by other organizations
- Collaboration with community partners
- Foster awareness for those in need
How Your Donation Helps
The Kiwanis Family House was built through the efforts of many Kiwanis club volunteers from the Sacramento area. It opened on July 23, 1984 to answer an urgent need for temporary housing for the families of pediatric patients at the UCD Children’s Hospital in Sacramento. Prior to their response, there were no accommodations available at the hospital, and no nearby hotel or motel facilities that were safe and affordable. When a child was in a life-threatening condition as a result of cystic fibrosis, cancer, prenatal difficulties, or trauma from an accident, the distraught families who needed to be near their child were forced to sleep in their cars, with no access to bathing, bathrooms, laundry facilities or a place to gain respite from their overwhelming fears. So, in many cases, children were left without the comfort of their parent’s presence because the parents could not afford to find temporary housing for extended stays.
Sacramento CA 95817