Home / FAQs / What is the Fisher House Program and can it help OIF/OEF families?

What is the Fisher House Program and can it help OIF/OEF families?

Fisher Houses are temporary lodging facilities designed for the use of families of hospitalized active duty service members and veterans. These facilities were established and donated to the DoD/VA by the Fisher House Foundation on military installations and VHA premises. VA Fisher Houses are located in Houston, Cincinnati, Bay Pine, West Palm Beach, Albany, Minneapolis, and Denver. To learn more about the VA Fisher Houses, please refer to the VHA Handbook 1140.1, VHA Fisher House Program. You can also visit the Fisher House Foundation’s website at https://www.fisherhouse.org Fisher House Foundation requests that relatives of hospitalized OIF/OEF active duty members and veterans receive top priority when it comes to having accommodation in DoD and VA Fisher houses. Accommodation at the Fisher Houses is free. Each of the houses have an full-time manager who is responsible for all admissions and he/she must be contacted for all referrals. For more information about the VA Fisher House Program, please contact the Director of Social Work Service in VA Central Office by calling: 202-273-8549.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *