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Miami VAHS Fisher House

The Miami VA Fisher House is "a home away from home" for families of Veterans and military Servicemembers receiving care at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.  The Fisher House enables family members to be close to their loved ones during hospitalization, by providing comfortable lodging, in a beautiful and relaxing setting, only steps away from the medical center. There is no charge for families staying at the Fisher House.

Front view of Miami VA Fisher House

The Miami VA Fisher House has served more than 3,200 families since opening for guests on Sept. 13, 2010. As the 17th VA Fisher House, the Miami VA Fisher House is part of an ever-expanding network of Fisher Houses at military installations and VA medical centers across the nation.

Miami VA Fisher House after construction
Miami VA Fisher House backyard after construction

Located on the west side of the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, the Miami VA Fisher House is a fully accessible, 15,000-square-foot home with 20 private guest rooms. The common areas and guest rooms are professionally designed and beautifully furnished.

View Miami VA Fisher House kitchen
View of Miami VA Fisher House dining room

Fisher House guests share a large, fully equipped and well-stocked kitchen with space for guests to store their own food.

View of Miami VA Fisher House living room
View of Miami VA Fisher House patio

Other common areas include a spacious dining room, separate family and living rooms, a large laundry room and tranquil outdoor patios.

A professionally designed private guest bedroom at the Miami VA Fisher House
Private bath room in a guest bedroom at the Miami VA Fisher House

Similar to hotel rooms, all Fisher House guest rooms have a private attached bath and amenities, including all linens, wireless Internet (throughout house), TVs and DVD player, telephone, and desks (in most rooms). Most importantly, the Fisher House has staff and volunteers to support our military Servicemembers, Veterans and their families. For information on what to expect at the Miami VA Fisher House, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military and Veterans in their time of need. The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military installations and VA medical centers. The local community is asked to raise a portion of the cost of a Fisher House, and the Fisher House Foundation contributes the rest. Miami-Dade’s County Commissioners, non-profit foundations, businesses, Veterans Service Organizations, community members, and Congressional delegations were responsive to the need for a Fisher House in Miami. We thank them for their support. For more information on the Fisher House Foundation, please visit www.fisherhouse.org *.

Support the Miami VA Fisher House

You can be a part of the Fisher House mission. The Miami VA Fisher House depends on donations from individuals and groups to support its programs. Funds will be used to support the ongoing, daily needs of the Fisher House as well as to enhance the stay of Fisher House guests. By donating directly to the Miami VA Healthcare System, you can be assured that 100 percent of your donation will be used to support the Miami VA Fisher House. To make a tax deductible donation to the Miami VA Fisher House, please contact the Miami VA Voluntary Service Office at 305-575-3140 or mail your donation to:

Miami VA Healthcare System
Fisher House (122)
1201 NW 16th St.
Miami, FL 33125

305-575-7260

Click here to view the Miami VA Fisher House wish list.

More Information

For more information about the Miami VA Fisher House, contact the Fisher House Manager Carolyn Soucy, LCSW, at 305-575-7260 or by email at Miami.Fisherhouse@va.gov.