About Fisher House
Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.
Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $500 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
By the Numbers
- Families served: 13,000 in 2020
- Daily capacity: 1,200 families
- Families served: More than 413,000 since inception
- Number of lodging days offered: 10 million +
- 15,000 students have received $27,000,000 in scholarship awards
- Over 70,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $105 million
- House Locations by Service
- VA – 42
- Army – 11
- Air Force – 8
- Navy – 5
- House Numbers by Service
- VA – 47
- Army – 17
- Air Force – 14
- Navy – 10
Fisher Houses are set up to encourage a sense of community while giving private respite to tired families. You can make your favorite meal in the gourmet kitchen before turning in for a good night’s sleep.
Most importantly, every Fisher House is completely free of charge.
- Proximity to hospital – most houses are within walking distance to the hospital, however, when they are not, transportation is provided to and from the hospital.
- Safety is important! There is a key or fob to get into the Fisher House and a key to get into your private suite. VA campus police or military police are in the area to ensure everyone’s safety.
- Meals are not provided but generous volunteer groups often bring in large dinners for the house.
- Beds set up to accommodate your family’s needs (multiple twins, full, rollaway crib, etc.) with top-of-the-line sheets, pillows, and comforter
- Private wheelchair accessible bathroom with plenty of counter space
- Towels provided
- Large closet with hangers
- Internet access
- Dining room
- Gourmet kitchen
- Coffee maker (AND coffee!)
- Pots, pans, etc.
- Your own pantry compartment
- Your own space in state-of-the-art refrigerators & subzero freezers
- Food staples
- Family room with large tv and seating
- Living room with seating and library
- Laundry room with multiple washers and dryers
- Outdoor patio
How to Stay in a Fisher House
Fisher Houses are given to the U. S. Government as gifts. Military service secretaries and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the homes. The Fisher House Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, builds new houses and assists in the coordination of private support while encouraging public support for the homes.
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