For more than 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and Veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important—the healing process. 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.
Who are the Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound?
Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound is a nonprofit all volunteer collaborative effort among individuals anxious to support our Nation’s promise and obligation to support those who have sacrificed for our country’s freedom. Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound is a duly registered 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Washington and complies with the fundraising rules of the Secretary of State Washington. Donations made to Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound are fully tax deductible and support operational programs in Fisher Houses across the Puget Sound region. Tax ID # 86-1175590
How can I volunteer with a Fisher House?
Thank you for your interest, we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Visit our Volunteer Page for more information on volunteering and to send us your contact information.
What Fisher houses are supported by Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound?
The Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound support four Fisher Houses, including the Fisher House at VA Puget Sound Health Care System (2008), the Fisher House on the Vancouver Campus of VA Portland Health Care System (2016), and two Houses at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) (1992 and 2015)
What is the difference between Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound and the Fisher House Foundation?
The Fisher House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, builds new houses. Once the house is built, Fisher Houses are gifted to the U. S. Government.
The Military service secretaries and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs are responsible for the basic maintenance of the homes. But these budgets only stretch so far.
The Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound, a 501(c)(3) registered in Washington State, (like other community groups across the country) raise money and awareness in support of the operational programs needed at the Fisher Houses in their catchment area - programs needed to create a 'home away from home' for deserving families.