If you or someone you love is receiving care at a VA or military medical center, check the list of Current Houses to see if there is a Fisher House that can help. Criteria to stay is established locally by the hospital or installation command so please contact the location with any questions. There is never a charge to stay at a Fisher House.
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
- 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.