Home Away From Home for Veterans'(5:10)
with Kate Melcher, Executive Director of Fisher House Michigan
Oct 24, 2018
A Fisher House is a “home away from home” where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
Thesehomes are locatedat major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve.Fisher Housestypically have 16 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.
Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $407 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
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