What is the Fisher House Foundation?

West Palm Beach
Veterans Affairs

In 1995, the West Palm Beach Fisher House opened it’s doors as the second 'home away from home' dedicated to VA. The Fisher House is open to Active Duty, Veterans, and their families who are receiving treatment and vital medical care at the VA or a nearby facility. Families need only to live 50 miles or more away from the treatment care.

Fisher House Foundation

Since 1990, the Fisher House Foundation has built comfort homes where military and veterans families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. This has allowed those family members to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and to focus on what’s important – the healing process.

These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room. Since its inception, the program has saved military and veterans families an estimated $451 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

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Friends of
Fisher House
West Palm Beach

The Friends of Fisher House is a local non-profit 501 (c) (3) established in 1998 to support the various needs of the West Palm Beach VA Fisher House. Friends of Fisher House is governed by an all-volunteer Board, most of whom are Veterans, and operates without paid staff.   

We provide support to the West Palm Beach Fisher House to ensure Military, Veterans, and their families experience the comforts of home while receiving vital medical care at the VA or a nearby facility.