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Family house

Our Story

Family House provides a “home away from home” for patients and their families who must travel to Pittsburgh for medical care.

Family House opened on November 13, 1983 with a mission to provide a safe, comforting, and affordable “home away from home” for patients and their families who travel to Pittsburgh hospitals for expert medical care.

To fulfill its mission, Family House offers a room rate at a fraction of what one would pay for a hotel in the Oakland or Shadyside neighborhoods. The peaceful, home-like atmosphere at Family House has been intentionally designed, with complimentary services such as weekday breakfast, transportation, stocked food pantries, and more.

Family House is an essential partner in the region’s healthcare delivery system, serving those who travel long distances, as well as Pennsylvania residents who must travel across the state. Family House’s lodging facility and the services, carried out by its professional staff and volunteer corps, are an essential part of the healthcare journey.


Patient social services

Shelter and residential care

Human services

Temporary accomodations




Group trip

5-15 people


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