Fisher House Locations

Serving the Lodging Needs of Military Families of Wounded and Ill Warriors

Portsmouth Fisher House
The Portsmouth Fisher House, located on the grounds of the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, provides free lodging to military families while their loved one receives medical care at the hospital. Photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Leslie Tomaino. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

Fisher House has been helping the families of wounded warriors since 1990. Their mission is pretty simple: To “provide comfortable homes where military and veterans' families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment." 

 

What are Fisher Houses?

Fisher Houses are large homes (8 to 21 individual suites, which can accommodate from 16 to 42 family members) that are essentially gifts from the Fisher House Foundation to the U.S. Government.

There are a total of nearly 70 Fisher Houses located on 24 military installations and 24 VA Medical Centers. More are under either under construction or in the planning state. The homes are typically quite close to the location where the servicemember is being treated. If they aren’t walking distance away, transportation will be available.

Since 1990, Fisher Houses have helped more than 277,000 families—all at no cost. They estimate that they’ve saved those families nearly $300 million that they would have had to spend on hotels. Even though the accommodations are free, getting a servicemember’s or veteran’s family from home to his or her bedside is expensive. Fisher House has tried to address that issue by creating the Hero Miles Program, where people can donate frequent flyer miles to families in need.

 

Where are Fisher Houses Located?

Below you’ll find a list of Fisher Houses that are currently available, linked to the facility’s website where available.

 

Alaska

 

Arizona 

 

California

 

Colorado

 

Delaware

     

    District of Columbia

     

    Florida

     

    Georgia

     

    Germany

     

    Hawaii

     

    Illinois

     

    Kentucky

     

    Maryland

     

    Massachusetts

     

    Minnesota

     

    Mississippi

     

    Missouri

     

    Nevada

     

    New York

     

    North Carolina

     

    Ohio

     

    Oregon

     

    Pennsylvania

     

    Tennessee

     

    Texas

     

    United Kingdom

     

    Utah

     

    Virginia

     

    Washington

     

    Wisconsin

     

    Future Fisher Houses

    Fisher House is always trying to expand the valuable service they provide. In addition to the facilities listed here, new homes are under construction in states (and countries) where none are currently available.

    Even more are in the planning stages. These include Korea, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, Okinawa (Japan) Ramstein (Germany) San Juan (Puerto Rico), and South Carolina

     

    Edited and updated by Armin Brott, September 2016