Meet Fisher House: The Home Away From Home
Picture your loved ones being rushed for life-saving treatment and being unable to be there for them.
This is the reality for many for many military and veterans’ families across America.
Treatment for service-related injuries often takes place at military or VA medical centers far from home, making it difficult for families to visit their loved ones.
Fisher House Foundation, our newest partner charity, is helping to bridge the gap.
The Fisher House program was set up to give families of patients a “home away from home” when it is needed most. They operate a network of 71 comfort homes that give military and veterans’ families a place to stay. This is at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
The program has saved 277,000 military and veterans’ families an estimated $320 million, covering their out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
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The homes provide anywhere from 8-21 suites, with private bedrooms and bathrooms. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.
Kate Davis, the mother of an injured Marine wrote:
“There’s not one moment in Fisher House that hasn’t been extraordinary. I’ve been thinking about what it means to us and the people here – it’s a beacon of hope.”
Fisher House Foundation also operates other important programs like Hero Miles that help military families get to the bedsides of their loved ones and college scholarships for children and spouses of our service members.
Fisher Houses provide sanctuary for up to 950 families every night and as more homes are built, the number grows. That would be impossible without Americans across nation who contribute to making those dreams a reality—people just like you.
This is the reason Veterans Call exists. To help you find trusted charities to support easily via your mobile bill.
All it takes is a few taps on your cell phone.
Please support Fisher House today with a $5 donation – either via our new easy-to-use web form or app.
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