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  • because a Family's Love is good medicine
  • (518) 481-0552
  • 3250 Plymouth Road, Ste 103, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • (734) 646-9372


To provide temporary accommodations for veterans, military personnel and their families while the veteran is receiving medical attention at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Have you ever heard the old adage, “Family is the best medicine?” Well, there seems to be truth to that statement. It has been proven that having family nearby greatly benefits patients battling illness or injury. Did you know that not only is there a direct correlation between the family proximity and the length of time a patient spends in the hospital but the frequency of readmission also decreases when family members closely participate in the recovery process. Imagine how shorter stays in the hospital and less frequent re-admissions benefit not only the individual patient but also how it allows more veterans to be treated annually.

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System located in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, is a busy specialty care center. Serving more than 638,000 veteran outpatient visits annually from all over Michigan as well as northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana, some patients travel from even longer distances to receive specialized care for invisible wounds such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury. <p> Ann Arbor is a busy, bustling university town—with that comes expensive nightly accommodations, especially on football weekends. The VAAAHS currently receives 200-300 requests for housing by Michigan veterans and their families per month. The cost to the VAAAHS to honor those requests at local hotels is over $500,000/year. And that is why Fisher House Michigan is essential to serve our 640,000 Michigan veterans and their families. Fisher House Michigan will help Veterans access the care they've earned, while creating a support system for their families and caregivers.

Real Impact


There are nearly 650,000 veterans in Michigan. We are the largest state without a Fisher House.


Fisher House Michigan will provide 5,840 nights of free lodging to family members annually.


Savings to veterans, military families and caregivers will exceed $500,000 per year.


200-300 Michigan veterans and their families currently request housing every month at the VAAAHS.