VA Salt Lake City Health Care System’s Fisher House will be a 16,800 square foot home consisting of 20 suites, each with a private bedroom and bath. This Fisher House fulfills a critical need in a vast geographical area that is highly rural. Veterans and their families will also enjoy a spectacular view of the Wasatch Mountains while they heal in a home like environment.
There is no cost for families to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception (1990), the
program has served more than 142,000 families and saved them an estimated $165
million in lodging and transportation, with over 3.5 million lodging days offered.
Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in
Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.
Donations can be made to the Fisher House by going to www.fisherhouse.org
2010 Foundation Highlights:
* Families served: Approximately 12,000
* Average length of stay: 15 days
* Average stay for combat casualties: 45-60 days
* Average occupancy level: 87%
* Saved families more than $16 million in
lodging costs, plus food and transportation
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated April 22, 2013