Fisher House ProgramOverview of Fisher House™ Program
A Fisher House™ is "a home away from home" for families and Caregivers of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA Medical Centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 64 Fisher Houses located on military installations and VA medical centers. As of May 2014, there are 26 Fisher Houses located at VA Medical Centers in Albany, New York; Augusta, Georgia; Bay Pines, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Gainesville, Florida; Houston, Texas (2 houses); Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 houses); Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Palo Alto, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; Seattle, Washington; St. Louis, Missouri; Tampa, Florida: Washington DC; and West Palm Beach, Florida.
New Fisher House construction is underway at the Milwaukee VAMC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Long Beach VAMC, Long Beach, California; and the Portland VAMC (Vancouver Campus), Portland, Oregon. The VA Fisher House Program plans to expand to over 40 Fisher Houses over the next several years. To learn more go to the Fisher House™ website.*
Hero MilesFisher House Foundation administers the Hero Miles Program: a service that provides round-trip airfare to wounded, injured and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; and to attend authorized events. Flights are made possible through frequent flyer mile donations made by individual airline passengers. There are two categories of eligible recipients: