12/01/2021 Fisher House Foundation secures top rating from charity navigator for 18th year
Network of 92 Fisher Houses Provides Free, Temporary Lodging to Military & Veteran Families
11/08/2021 Columbia VA Health Care System begins construction on a new Fisher House for South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina [Nov. 8, 2021] – Initial work has begun on the construction of a Fisher House in Columbia, South Carolina for the Columbia VA Health Care System. This house will allow veteran families to stay free of charge while a loved one receives medical care, supporting up to 16 families on any given night.
11/08/2021 Bay Pines VA Healthcare System begins construction on a second Fisher House
Bay Pines, Florida [Nov. 8, 2021] – Initial work has begun on the construction of a second Fisher House in Bay Pines, Florida for the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. This house will increase the capacity for Veteran families to stay free of charge while receiving medical care, allowing the two houses to support up to 25 families on any given night. This will be the 9th house in Florida supporting both active duty and Veterans.
11/03/2021 Newman’s Own® Awards Announce 2021 Grant Winners
ROCKVILLE, Md. (Nov. 3, 2021) – Fisher House Foundation, Military Times, and Newman’s Own have awarded grants to five non-profit organizations supporting military service members and their families. Newman’s Own® Awards provide funding toward innovative programs created to improve the quality of life of veterans.
10/27/2021 Healed Warrior Uses His Story to Inspire Others
"I died twice on the operating table, and they did 28 surgeries that helped put me back together," said J.P. Lane, an Army combat engineer, about recovering after his vehicle hit an IED while he was serving in Afghanistan in 2011.
10/27/2021 Photo Contest Winner: The Winter Family
On Feb. 22, 2021, my husband and I found out that our baby had stopped growing in utero. I was 30 weeks along and our baby was only measuring 1.8 pounds and had fallen to the 2% in growth. We were terrified that we might lose our baby (my first). When I left my house that afternoon to check in the hospital, I had no idea that I wouldn’t see my house again for many weeks. I had developed preeclampsia and there was a blockage in my umbilical cord, so our baby wasn’t getting the nutrients needed to grow.
10/25/2021 Active-duty Marine reflects on Fisher House stay
“I remember the first day I got to the Fisher House, and my mom and I were just blown away with how nice it was and how well we were treated. We were probably both in tears the first day after I had my surgery.”
10/04/2021 Kansas City Fisher House Opens Its Doors To Veteran Families Receiving Care At The VA
The Kansas City Fisher House officially opened its doors to support the families of Veterans receiving care at the Kansas City VA Medical Center on Oct. 4, 2021.
09/03/2021 Remembering the Day the World Changed
“It took years for me to really be able to talk about it without showing emotion,” she said. “And even now, I slow myself down, because what happened is just unimaginable.” Melissa Cruz was working as a business analyst in Colorado on September 11, 2001, many miles away from the terrible events of the day, but her family was not...
08/31/2021 USA Warrior Sled Hockey Win Local Tournament
Fisher House Foundation proudly supports the USA Warriors by offering flights and hotels for athletes through Hero Miles and Hotels for Heroes program. Thom said they cannot do what they do without sponsors. They depend on sponsors like Fisher House to fly members of the team to various locations to play. “Without the ability to fly our players in to play with us... we couldn’t have a team,” Thom said.
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In Her Own Words
When Tara McLaughin's husband was killed she traveled to the Dover Fisher House with her children
Gold Star Sister Reflects
Christina Larsen and her family stayed at a Fisher House for the worst reason: the death of her brother, Air Force Capt. Ryan Phaneuf.
University of Arizona Supports Local House
"To have the University of Arizona support your Fisher House... that's pretty cool," - Tucson Fisher House Manager Kelly Laurich
Volunteer of the Year
This year's volunteer of the year comes from Salt Lake City and is a true hero.
Hero of Fort Hood shooting reflects on Fisher House support
Army Maj. Patrick (Pat) Miller was shot in the Fort Hood shooting while trying to save others. His family stayed at a Fisher House to care for him.
Around-the-world cancer fight lands Air Force family in Fisher House
Late last summer, the Gaspar Family was in for big changes. The Air Force family of five had been reassigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan where Maj. Ian Gaspar would serve as a pharmacist.