Employment Resources

There are employment resources available to transplant patients and their caregivers.


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Sometimes caregivers and patients only need to leave their jobs for a short period of time. FMLA is a government act that ensures a person’s job will be held for up to 12 weeks during a 12-month period if they must leave work to care for a sick family member due to a serious health condition. However, be aware that employers are not required to continue paying employees during a FMLA. Additionally, not all employees are covered under FMLA; employees and/or employers must meet a certain criteria to be eligible for FMLA benefits.

The United States Department of Labor states that “in order to be eligible to take leave under the FMLA, an employee must (1) work for a covered employer, (2) work 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of leave, (3) work at a location where 50 or more employees work at that location or within 75 miles of it, and (4) have worked for the employer for 12 months.”

FMLA can provide much assistance to a family experiencing a transplant. Unfortunately, FMLA can only be utilized for when a person needs leave from work to care for a spouse, child, or parent. FMLA does not include siblings, extended families, or friends.

For more information on the FMLA eligibility guidelines, you can visit the US Department of Labor website at www.dol.gov.

Job Assistance

For Pennsylvania:

JobGateway is a PA CareerLink service and online tool to help connect job seekers to employers. They have job postings, resources, and more.

For New Jersey:

New Jersey Career Connections offers resources and assistance to a wide variety of service.

For Delaware:

Delaware offers an employment and training program through the Department of Labor.


News & Events

Love Brings "Liver Sisters" Together

Ashley decided to donate a portion of her liver to a member of her church.

#VolunteerSpotlight: MTF Biologics

MTF Biologics has been spending a lot of time in our kitchen cooking meals for transplant families.

Hand Prints of Hope

NASRCAR's Joey Gase visited the Family House to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

My First Home was Gift of Life Family House

When he was finally able to leave the hospital's care, the Family House became Asher's first home.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pledges to Support Family House

Jefferson Hospital made a $250,000 pledge to support transplant families at the Family House.

We've Got You, Mom

Nicole became her mother Donna's caregiver and together, they navigated the transplant journey.

Corporate Spotlight: Laundry Made Easy

Our friends from Hercules Laundry generously donated five new washer and dryer sets!

Getting by With a Little Help From our Friends

As part of our Caregiver Lifeline Program, we bring in therapy dogs to spend time with our guests!

The Flight For My Life

Karen's life-saving transplant relocated her and her family over 350 miles from home.

#FacebookFUNdraiser: Anthony Vetrano

Learn why Anthony decided to host a Facebook fundraiser for the Family House!

From Hospital to Home

"My stay at the Family House gets better each time," says Lauren, a past Family House guest.

Grown Up and Giving Back

Read about Mya, a liver recipient and employee, and her experience here at the Family House.

Families Joined by Love and Life in Family House Kitchen

The Hess and Palmer families come together to celebrate the life of Mason Hess.

Family Close By

“Having my wife nearby was especially helpful to my recovery,” Tim says.

#SupporterSpotlight: Facebook Fundraisers

Did you know you can hold an online fundraiser to support the Family House on Facebook?

Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Gift of Life Family House honors volunteers at the Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Peter Mansaray, father of a heart recipient and past Family House guest.

A Father & Son Journey

"...by the time we left [the Family House], I left with a whole family.”

Legacy Society members Elizabeth and David Kennedy.

Leaving a Legacy

David and Elizabeth are leaving a legacy with planned gifts to the Family House.

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