Author: Joan

Since coming to the House in 1997, I’ve been the keeper of House statistics and have found it fascinating to see the growth in family stays as the years progressed. From 1985 to 2014, the number of families we have served is 18,246 (from 1985 to 1993 the yearly stats were subject to estimation). The…

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When I began working at the House in October 1997, we had a wee little 12,800 sq. ft. House with sixteen bedrooms all different sizes, compared with the current 42,000 sq. ft., 32 room House. Bathrooms were shared, college residence style, by all families which, as you can imagine, presented a unique set of troubles.…

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