A “Call to Duty” to Support Veterans and Their Families.
Soldiers and their families from across the nation are sent to the Louis B. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center for treatment of the physical and psychological wounds of war. But many of our wounded warriors cannot bring their wives, husbands, children or parents with them while they receive treatment because they cannot afford the cost of lodging while they get the care they so desperately need.
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House has committed to raising funds to build veterans and their families a home where they can stay while their loved ones get the help they need. The Greater Cleveland Fisher House will provide free lodging for families of veterans hospitalized and being treated at the Louis B. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth System and other area hospitals.
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House (GCFH) is the Northeast Ohio affiliate of The Fisher House Foundation. Based in Rockville, MD, The Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes it has built on the grounds of major military hospitals and Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers. At this time, there are 64 existing Fisher Houses operating in America; three overseas. Plans are on the drawing board for an additional 12 Fisher Houses, including Cleveland.
As just announced as part of a new design concept, the Greater Cleveland Fisher House will now actually be two homes with 12 – 14 suites and will accommodate up to 50 family members. The houses will be built adjacent to the grounds of The Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in University Circle, Cleveland.
Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Founder: Zachary Fisher
Mission: Fisher House Foundation strives to improve the lives of our greatest national treasure…our service men and women and their families. Through our network of Fisher Houses and Hero Miles program we look to unite families during a loved one’s hospitalization because we truly believe a family’s love is good medicine.
Fisher House Foundation is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need.
A+ rating from American Institute of Philanthropy
4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, 8 years in a row
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For more information on the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org