‘Tis the season’ for magic-making! The VA Fisher House team is busy making holiday magic for our Veterans and their families with a little extra pixie dust.
The Fisher House teams are decorating VA Fisher houses for the holiday season, providing holiday gifts and meals for guests who will be spending time in Fisher Houses over the next couple of weeks.
VA Fisher House St. Louis
Pictured above is Fisher House at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA.
VA St. Louis Health Care System, Jefferson Barracks Division
The decorated VA Fisher Houses are lifting the spirits of Veteran inpatients, their families and VA staff visiting the VA Hospitals, adding a little joy and sparkle of the season during very challenging times. Providing temporary accommodations, “a home away from home” at no cost for the family members/caregivers of hospitalized Veterans and Active Duty service members is the organization’s ongoing mission.
Hines VA Fisher House
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
Veterans and Active Duty service members may receive accommodations in VA Fisher Houses during an outpatient episode of care if accommodated by a family member/caregiver and are medically stable. There are 49 VA Fisher Houses located at 41 VA facilities. There are 91 Fisher Houses internationally.
Despite decreased occupancy as a result of facility visitor restrictions due to COVID-19, Fisher Houses continue to provide support for Veterans, their families and caregivers.
For more information on VA Fisher Houses.
Jennifer Koget is the acting national director for Social Work, Fisher House & Family Hospitality and Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Programs.