How to Help

There are many ways you can help at Bannister Family House, including cooking a meal for our families, volunteering your time, purchasing an item from our wish list, adopting a family, or making a financial contribution.

Make a Monetary Donation

Donations are vital to the Bannister Family House so it can continue to provide a "home away from home" for families facing medical crisis at UC San Diego Health. Donations can be directly to Bannister Family House, in honor of an individual or designated toward a specific item on our wish list.

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Coming home to a prepared meal brightens the day and lessens the load for our guests. Through hosted meals, families have a chance to connect and share their feelings and experiences with others staying at the house and the people providing the meal. Meals may be prepared in advance or cooked at the house by you or your volunteer group.

If you'd like to Host-A-Meal: 

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role at Bannister Family House. Volunteers may help with daily chores, answer phone calls, or assist at our annual golf tournament. Call 619-543-7977 to learn how to volunteer with us.

Contribute to our Wish List  

Your contributions will help us keep our kitchen stocked and our home comfortable for our guests. Download our wish list to learn more about our current needs.

Adopt a Family

For $40 per night, you can adopt a family and help pay for their stay at Bannister Family House. Call 619-543-7977 to learn more.

Thank You to all of our volunteers!



For a referral to Bannister Family House, talk to the patient's social worker. 


Physical Location 
406 Dickinson Street
San Diego, CA 92103 
Directions and Parking

Mailing Address 
200 W. Arbor Drive #8961
San Diego, CA 92103-8961

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