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How to Help

There are many ways you can help the Family Houses at UC San Diego Health, including cooking a meal for our families, volunteering your time, adopting a family or making a financial contribution. Your support is deeply appreciated!

Make a Monetary Donation

Donations are vital so that we may continue to provide a "home away from home" for families with a loved one in the hospital. Donations can be made directly to Bannister Family House, La Jolla Family House, or in honor of an individual.

Give to Our Pantry!

Our families appreciate the small comforts of home while staying with us. Check out our Amazon Wishlists for items to help our homes away from home feel even more welcoming.


Coming home to a warm meal brightens the day 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.

While our kitchen is closed to volunteer groups right now, we are accepting the following for our families: Restaurant prepared meals and pre-made meals (Costco, Smart & Final, etc.) delivered to the front door. Please call 619-543-7977 if you would like to schedule a meal.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role at our homes. 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.

Adopt a Family

Adopt a family and help pay for their stay! Call 619-543-7977 to learn more.

Thank you to all of our volunteers!