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Who is Friends of Fisher House-Illinois

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Because A Family’s Love Is Good Medicine –

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FOFH-IL is recognized by the Fisher House Foundation as the official sustaining, local non-profit group for the Hines VA Fisher House. To lend a hand, please send donations to FOFH-IL online or complete the form provided and mail with contribution.

Non-profit, fully volunteer Friends of Fisher House – Illinois (FOFH-IL) is dedicated to helping support Illinois’ only "home away from home" on Hines VA Hospital grounds. This Fisher House provides free lodging for as long as necessary for military families during medical crises. At this “comfort home,” they can be close to loved ones during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. 

This program is meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

In addition to free accommodations, FOFH-IL has pledged to provide all special needs for military families, including groceries and beverages for all meals during their stays.

FOFH-IL also supports maintenance of the Hines VA Fisher House with the necessary janitorial cleaning supplies, paper goods and detergents.  In this role, we also serve as a conduit for organizations and individuals mounting drives to gather supplies and groceries for the military family guests. We invite you to join us via any of the many avenues we offer to continue providing this vital humanitarian support completely free of charge for every military family. 

In this way, we can help repay in some measure the tremendous hardships and sacrifices our military families make to preserve our freedom and safety.

Proud Supporter Sustaining Hines VA Fisher House with 8,000 Military Families Hosted Gratis

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Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!


What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.


This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.


The place is more than just a place to sleep. It’s just like your second home.


My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.


…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

Military Families Hosted

Number of Military Families Hosted: 8,800