South Texas VA Fisher House changing lives
SAN ANTONIO - The Fisher House Foundation is large network of homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
"These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 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 $360 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The 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."
Families served: More than 28,000 in 2016
Daily capacity: 970 families
Families served: More than 305,000 since inception
Number of lodging days offered: Over 7 million
11,000 students have received $18,000,000 in scholarship awards
Over 65,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $100 million
The Fisher House in San Antonio is located at: 7485 Wurzbach Rd San Antonio TX 78229
To volunteer: (210)617-5542