Fisher House Wisconsin
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About Fisher House Wisconsin

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, as well as the hardships of military service, by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis. Located on the grounds of VA hospitals and other military medical centers, Fisher House facilities provide a comforting "home away from home" while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment.

Our Mission

Providing a "home away from home" for military and veterans' families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The Need

Currently, 8,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are traveling to the The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for treatment of their wounds and injuries. Unfortunately, they must arrange overnight accomodations at area hotels or with friends and family during their course of treatment.

The need is so great that the future Milwaukee home will be one of the largest built in the United States of America, allowing veterans and their families living beyond 50-miles from the Milwaukee VA hospital to stay overnight at no cost.

Plan & Budget

Still in its planning phase, The Milwaukee Fisher House will be just over 13,000 square feet inside with 16 bedroom suites capable of accomodating up to 8 people per suite. Its warm and comfortable interior will be professionally decorated and beautifully furnished. Functionally, guests and their families will have access to well stocked kitchens and inviting living rooms, complete with a library and toys for children. Highly trained staff and caring volunteers are available to assist all Fisher House guests.

The proposed budget for the project is $6 million, most of which will be funded by the Fisher House Foundation. However, fully half of the project cost will require private support from the community.