Meet Our Partner -
The Richmond Fisher House and Foundation
Photo Credit: www.richmondfisherhouse.org
The Richmond Fisher House is a 16,800 square-foot facility with 21 family suites, each equipped with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a spacious dining room, and a welcoming living room with a library and toys for children. The building is fully handicap-accessible.
The average length of stay is 12-14 days, but guest stays have extended as long as one year. Over 2,000 families have stayed at the Richmond Fisher House as guests since its opening in July 2008.
Warrior Healing Campaign intends to raise more than $500,000 for the Richmond Fisher House Foundation.
Warrior Healing Campaign's Founders spent their first months after inception screening suitable local veteran non-profits in search of the right partner - an organization with a noble mission, a great team, and a solid reputation - for whom the Campaign could initiate a major fundraising initiative.
One organization stood out from the rest: after meeting their management team, visiting their headquarters, analyzing their audited financials, and speaking with members of their board, the Founders signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with the Richmond Fisher House, an invaluable charity in central Virginia that provides families of wounded service members a comfortable place to stay, free of charge, while their loved-ones receive long-term treatment just across the street at the McGuire VA Medical Center.
The Richmond Fisher House literally becomes these families' home away from home during their loved-ones' hospitalization. While the VA provides excellent medical care for our wounded troops, research shows that treatment regimens can be made more effective, evidenced by happier patients that heal more quickly and are discharged earlier, when those patients’ families are residing nearby. The Richmond Fisher House embodies the mantra: “Because a family’s love is good medicine.”
Built in 2008, the Richmond Fisher House is one of 71 Fisher Houses in the United States and Europe. The Richmond Fisher House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that was endowed in 2011 to support the Richmond Fisher House and the families it hosts in perpetuity. These resources help to provide a relaxing and stress-free environment, apart from the VA hospital, where families can congregate and embrace their shared hardships – a cathartic experience. More than 700 families stay at the Richmond Fisher House each year, and yet the demand for space to accommodate additional families far exceeds the existing 21-room facility.