Our Families

Our Families

On any given night, up to 1,100 families could be staying at a Fisher House.

The need continues to grow. Fisher Houses provide comfort and support for families of the 19-year-old combat injured from our current battles, and as well as the families of Veterans of past military campaigns. We were not there for our WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans when they returned war weary, but we are there for them now.

Fisher House is only successful because of the people who choose to respond to the call to support our military families. We cannot do this alone and we salute those who have helped us achieve this goal. The need has only grown and so our resolve to assist these families must grow as well.

Kyle Carpenter’s Fisher House Story

Kyle Carpenter's Fisher House Story

Just as a veteran’s medical care is guaranteed for life, so should the care for that veteran’s family be guaranteed.

It is our obligation, as an expression of our gratitude and appreciation of their service to our country, to see this through. Fisher House complements a medical “safety net” by assuring a family will always be able to be with their loved one while receiving medical care at VA Medical Centers across the country.

Wounds from combat are both visible and invisible, whether burns and amputations or from Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. All these medical challenges will need the ongoing presence of a Veteran’s family around them and require a Fisher House to support them in their time of need.

The Fisher House creates an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but also provides each individual with a secure and private refuge after a long day at the hospital to rest and recharge.   Families lean on each other for support.

There are over 2.5 million Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are over 23 million Veterans nationwide. These men and women, as well as their families, get support from DoD and VA hospitals around the country, Fisher House Foundation’s goal is to build a Fisher House at every major Veterans hospital in the country. The war may be ending but not the need of our Veterans.