• 3250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • (518) 481-0552
  • 3250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • (518) 481-0552

ABOUT US

Why Fisher House Michigan?

While there are nearly 80 active Fisher Houses around the world, there are currently NONE in Michigan. Supporting the national Fisher House Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fisher House Michigan (FHM) aims to change that. Eighteen months after a Fisher House was approved for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a second house for Michigan was approved for the Detroit VAMC.

By joining forces, Detroit and Ann Arbor’s combined effort for FHM has set a strategic goal of raising $20,000,000 to pay for total construction costs and also support the Fisher House Manager, who will be assigned by the VA to each facility, with amenities for the Veterans’ families. Michigan is overdue for a Fisher House, and will get its first in Ann Arbor when groundbreaking occurs in 2019. The Fisher House at the John D. Dingle VA Medical Center will follow in time.

These are first-class facilities, beautifully designed and well built. Our military heroes deserve nothing less. Fisher Houses are not financed by the VA but rather by private citizens and corporate donors, who want to give back for the safety, security, freedom and comfort our military provides.

FHM is largely a volunteer organization, with a tiny professional staff. The careful stewardship of each donor dollar has won FHM a Platinum Rating for transparency from Guide Star Charity Rating System. With an annual Veterans story-telling event that draws thousands, and with special fund-raising events all year like the Memorial Day Match in the spring and the Patriots Pledge in the fall, FHM is winning over the hearts and minds of a grateful nation that recognizes the exceptional sacrifice our Active Military and Veterans have made.

Real Impact

SERVING VETERANS

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

FREE LODGING

The Fisher Houses in Ann Arbor and Detroit will provide 11,680 nights of free lodging to Veterand and family members annually.

COST SAVINGS

Savings to Veterans, military families and caregivers will exceed $1,500,000 per year.

LARGE NEED

The VA Medical Centers in Southeast Michigan receive nearly 1000 requests for lodging from Veterans and their families each month.

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS