The Miami Fisher House was built to support the families of soldiers in the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Miami, Florida. It opened last week and is the first Fisher House in South Florida, and 1 of only 4 in the entire state.
Relatives of VA Medical Center patients can stay in 1 of the Fisher House’s 20 rooms temporarily and free-of-charge. Family members consider the Fisher House a home away from home. It is certainly a more comfortable alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on hotels or sleeping in hospital rooms while supporting a loved one receiving care at the Miami VA medical center. The Fisher Homes provides families with:
- private bathrooms;
- a TV room;
- a community kitchen with multiple stoves and ovens;
- dressers; and
The Fisher House foundation is a non-profit that has already built 47 Fisher Houses in the last 20 years. They supplied the majority of the $7 million price tag to build and furnish the Miami Fisher House. Approximately $2 million was raised through a local fundraiser.
The Miami Fisher House manager has commented on the drop in stress levels in family members after the first night spent in the house. A happier and less stressed family is a better support system for the veteran undergoing treatment at the Miami VA.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.