Press Release October 12, 2010
Winston-Salem, N.C. – The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Family House, along with numerous other community groups, broke ground today on the Richard J. Reynolds, III and Marie M. Reynolds Campus in Winston-Salem. The SECU Family House represents a successful community collaborative effort, guided by the area’s vision for an affordable, temporary lodging facility for adult patients who travel to Winston-Salem for medical treatment.
The Family House, a 31,424 square foot project with 45 family rooms, is located on almost nine acres at 219 Hospice Lane. It will provide a home away from home for more than 2,000 families each year.
“There are over 400 families of adult inpatients who are traveling here daily and have no affordable options for lodging,” said Kathy Carr, executive director, SECU Family House. “Many family members will end up camping out in waiting areas or driving long distances each day. The SECU Family House will be more than just a place to stay for these folks. Our staff and volunteers will provide a caring family atmosphere and allow a much needed time of rest for them during these uncertain times.” read more