More Military Family Amenities, Fisher Houses Coming to VA Medical Facilities

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Fisher Houses are special housing accommodations for military families and veterans who have a loved one seeking ongoing treatment at a VA healthcare facility. There are currently 71 Fisher House locations on military installations and at VA medical centers across the nation and internationally. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning another 14 sites in the United States.

Secretary McDonald proposed 14 new Fisher Houses in the following areas:

  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Fla. (second house)
  • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
  • Hunter Holmes Maguire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. (second house)
  • Huntington VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.
  • Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La.
  • Perry Point VA Medical Center- VA Maryland Health Care System in Perry Point, Md.
  • South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio (second house)
  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans
  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in Montrose, N.Y.
  • White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt.
  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.

The Fisher House Foundation helps make many of these houses a reality, and their efforts have helped more than 23,000 families with a loved one seeking treatment for an illness or serious injury. The families never pay for the amenities, and they are often within walking distance to the medical facility so families can spend the most time together.

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