Fisher House serves as home away from home for Veterans, military families

Providing free lodging, transportation, scholarships and more


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Stay at Fisher House

A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 86 Fisher Houses located on 25 military installations and 37 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and Veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis. It also allows them to focus on what’s important—the healing process. Find and contact your Fisher House here.

Hero Miles

Eligible recipients of airline tickets through the Hero Miles program are limited to wounded, injured, or ill service members not eligible for airfare funded by the government. Family members and close friends who are not eligible for government-funded flights may also receive round trip travel between their home and the medical center where the service member is receiving treatment. Participating airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines.

Hotels for Heroes

Service members receiving medical treatment and their families or close friends may receive a free hotel room through the Hotels for Heroes program. This option is available if they are not eligible for reimbursement from the government. Participating hotel groups include Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Marriott and Wyndham.

The Fisher House 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.

How you can help

There are many ways to get involved with the Fisher House Foundation. You can get involved as a volunteer or participate in events. You can also make donations of frequent flyer miles, hotel points and more.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of the VA.


Written and designed by Deanna Cannon, Jewel Luckow and Michaela Yesis, student interns working with VA’s Digital Media Engagement team.

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