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Hines VA Fisher House, Supporters, Military Families Celebrate 1st Anniversary of Operations March 2011

In its first year since its Grand Opening in March of 2010, Hines Fisher House has served some 750 military families from scores of states throughout the U.S. who faced military crises. The 20-bedroom suite "home away from home" has provided free accommodations for family members supporting their veterans through all manner of illnesses and medical treatments.

The 1st Anniversary Open House proved to be an occasion to reflect and express gratitude for the presence of this Fisher House and its humanitarian support on Hines VA Hospital grounds.

Photography Courtesy of Harry Theodore

anniversary lunch Anniversary dessert
1st Anniversary Luncheon Spread for Benefactors, Volunteers & Military Families. No Celebration is Complete Without Dessert.
Music Supporters
Music donated by Music & Beyond for a festive atmosphere. Every Hines VA Fisher House Is Supported By Friends Of Fisher House-Illinois Members And Supporters. Pictured (l-r) Harry Theodore, Vice President-Media Relations and official FOFH-IL photographer; Mary Vaughan, Director; Diane Kallos, volunteer; Brett Colvin, Director; and volunteer.
Meeting Supporters
Meeting Supporters Bearing Gifts Again is (l-r) Betty Stamatis, President-FOFH-IL; with Toyota Financial Associates who joined in on the festivities and brought an additional donation to the mission.

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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…