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Fisher House: Providing Comfort and Relief for Military Families in Pittsburgh and Beyond

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Expansion planned for organization providing housing to families of VA health care system patients in Pittsburgh area

The Fisher House is a national organization that offers free housing for families of military members and veterans who are being treated at VA hospitals. This can be a significant relief for both the families and the veterans, as traveling long distances to receive care can be stressful and financially burdensome.

In the Pittsburgh area, the Fisher House has a housing center located next to the VA hospital in Oakland that can accommodate 10 families at a time. This facility provides families with a comfortable place to stay and relieves some of the stress that comes with having a loved one in the hospital. Families who stay at the Fisher House save an average of $1,900 during their six-day stay.

The Fisher House is currently planning to expand its services by building a new facility in O’Hara Township, which is expected to open in 2026. This new facility will provide housing for even more families, including those who have relatives in nursing homes, hospice care, or rehab at the VA hospital. The cost to build this facility is $9 million, and the organization is working to raise $3 million in funding.

To help bridge this gap in funding, the Fisher House is seeking corporate sponsorships from companies that support military and veteran families in need. With donations and community support, they hope to continue providing critical services for these families who sacrifice so much for our country.

By Samantha Jones

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