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

Military members and veterans often have to travel long distances to receive care at VA hospitals, which can be stressful and financially burdensome for both them and their families. To help alleviate some of the stress that comes with having a loved one in the hospital, the Fisher House is a national organization that provides free housing for family members who live more than 50 miles away from the VA hospital where their loved one is being treated.

The Fisher House has a housing center next to the VA hospital in Oakland in the Pittsburgh area that can accommodate 10 families at a time. This facility provides families with a comfortable place to stay and save an average of $1,900 during their six-day stay. The Fisher House is 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 a Fisher House is $9 million, and the organization is working to raise $3 million in funding. They are seeking corporate sponsorships to help bridge the gap in funding for the new facility. With the help of donations and community support, they hope to continue providing support and housing for military and veteran families in need. By making a difference in the lives of those who sacrifice so much for our country, we can show our appreciation for their service and ensure that they receive the care they deserve.

By Riley Johnson

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