Zafia's Family House

"Always remember to breathe and always have fun and never regret the things you have done, because if it was fun it was worthwhile. Laugh all the time, smile every minute of every day, and pray to God that you will stay healthy and happy for years to come" -- Zafia Christina Fyfe (January 19, 1992 - July 1, 2005)

Robert and Rebecca Fyfe's daughter, Zafia was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12. Zafia bravely battled cancer for two years before peacefully passing away on July 1, 2005. It was her wish that a house be built for families to stay while their child or adult is undergoing treatment for a serious illness.

Families with loved ones facing a long-term hospital stay have the potential obstacle of housing if their residence is a considerable distance from the hospital (25 miles or more). If they do not have the additional support of family or friends in the area, their current accommodation options are limited to hotels. The average hotel room in the Roseville area is over $125 a night. Combine that with the average hospital stay for the Kaiser PICU of five days, a family will spend at least $600 on housing alone. This is not a luxury all can afford.

Zafia's Family House serve families of critically ill children and adults who are traveling 35 miles or more for treatment at Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The hospital Social Workers refer families to Zafia's Family House partner, Best Western Plus Orchid Hotel & Suites.


The mission of Zafia's Family House is to provide temporary housing solutions in Placer County to support the immediate needs of families with loved ones undergoing care at local hospitals away from their home.


Funding to provide temporary housing solutions for families with loved one undergoing treatment at any one of our local hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Zafia's Family House provides accommodations at a hotel near both hospitals. Our goal is to continue and grow this program throughout the region as needed.

Zafia's Family House is in need of a small office and storage space in the Roseville area near Kaiser and Sutter hospital.

Zafia's Family House would like to add a few members to the board.

Restaurant gift cards are welcome to provide families with meal options during their stay.

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Zafia's Family House

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Board Members, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Space: Office or Other


1910 Taylor Road
Roseville, CA 95661



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