• Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

Fisher House: Providing Support and Housing for Military Families in Pittsburgh and Beyond”.

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Expansion planned for organization providing housing to families of VA health care system patients in Pittsburgh area

Military families and veterans face many challenges when seeking care at VA hospitals, including long-distance travel that can be both stressful and expensive. The Fisher House is a national organization that provides free housing for family members who live more than 50 miles away from the VA hospital where their loved one is being treated.

In the Pittsburgh area, the Fisher House has a housing center located next to the VA hospital in Oakland that can accommodate up to 10 families at a time. The goal of the Fisher House is to provide families with a comfortable place to stay and ease some of the stress that comes with having a loved one in the hospital. Families who stay at the Fisher House save an average of $1,900 during their six-day stay.

The Fisher House is planning to expand its services by building a new facility in O’Hara Township, which is expected to open in 2026. This new facility will provide housing for even more families, including those who have relatives in nursing homes, hospice care, or rehab at the VA hospital. The cost to build a Fisher House is $9 million, and the organization is working to raise $3 million in funding.

To help bridge this gap in funding for the new facility, the Fisher House is seeking corporate sponsorships. They hope to continue providing support and housing for military and veteran families in need with donations and community support. By making a difference in these lives, we can show our gratitude for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.

By Samantha Nguyen

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