Hines VA Fisher House 5th Anniversary Celebration Observed by Volunteers, Donors, Hines Staff, FOFH-IL

The May 2010 grand opening of the first Fisher House in Illinois on Hines VA Hospital grounds was celebrated spring 2015 with a festive Open House.

Volunteers, donors, sponsors, Hines VA Hospital personnel, Veterans Motorcycle Riders, VFW, American Legion Posts, Fisher House staff, Friends of Fisher House-Illinois Board and military family guests shared this milestone and the news that over 4,500 families have benefited from this marvelous humanitarian assistance to date.

With occupancy increased by 7 percent in 2015, the Fisher House will continue to depend on the generosity of donors and volunteers to provide lodging with meals free of charge for military families during medical crises.

5th anniversary open house


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

I’m overwhelmed by the impeccable service…this has been one of the most beautiful experiences under the circumstances for my Dad’s medical problems…grateful doesn’t cover how I feel and blessed.


This our first time at the Fisher House—how amazing it is! ...thank you for providing comfort when we’re feeling most uncertain of what our future holds…after long days at the hospital it’s so nice to find fellowship upon return “home.”


Back nice to know the Fisher House and staff are here for us. Especially when there is so much unknown in the future of my husband’s health…you provide for us at a time when we are dealing with issues that sometimes overwhelm us.


The staff didn’t act like staff. They treated us like family. I thought it would be like living in barracks. Wow, was I wrong! I’m grateful to Fisher House..found a new charity that is near and dear to my heart.


This stay helped so much! God blessed me by allowing us to stay in the Fisher House which gives peace in this timed of need.


After being here 32 days, we are going home…Fisher House is a lifesaver..what a beautiful place! Thankful for everyone who touched our lives.

Military Families Hosted