About Us

Zafia, Our inspiration
Robert and Rebecca Fyfe's daughter, Zafia was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12. Zafia battled cancer for two years before passing on to her new life. 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, rather than subsist on costly alternatives such as hotels.

Zafia's Family House will serve families of critically ill children and adults who are traveling 25 miles or more for treatment at Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Roseville Medical Center. the majority of the long-term hospitalization stays are children in Kaiser's pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the neo-natal intensive care units (NICU) at both Kaiser and Sutter, and at Sutter's Rehabilitation Institute. However, Zafia's Family House has expanded its programs to include all illnesses where families need a place to stay while their loved ones are being treated.