The Fisher House Program is a unique private-public partnership between the Fisher House Foundation, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense that supports America's military in their time of need. The Fisher House Foundation builds, furnishes, and donates these "comfort homes" located on major military bases and VA medical centers. The local community raises a portion of the construction costs and the Fisher House Foundation contributes the rest.
In 2015, the Fisher House Foundation in partnership with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System broke ground and built the first ever Fisher House in Arizona. The purpose of the house is to provide temporary lodging for family members of our Veterans and Armed Forces during a medical crisis. This new facility, adjacent to the hospital, offers a warm compassionate environment where families find support and encouragement from others in similar circumstances. It is considered to be a home away from home and provides a sense of comfort while a loved one is undergoing medical treatment.
Many thanks to our generous community the Arizona Fisher House opened its doors to our families in March 2016.
Currently there are 71 Fisher Houses throughout the United States, Germany and England. Since its inception, Fisher House has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $200 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging, food and transportation. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, the Fisher House Foundation is proud of its A+ rating from Charity Watch, formerly the American Institute of Philanthropy.