A home away from home for veterans, active military, and their families.
Fisher House So Cal provides temporary lodging to veteran and military families – at no cost to them – and for as long as needed while their family member is treated for injury or illness, at nearby VA and military hospitals across Southern California
And if our houses are full at the time of need, we’ll find suitable hotel accommodations until a room becomes available.
Free Nights of Temporary Lodging Offered Per Year
4 Houses in 3 So Cal Locations + Commercial lodging provided in So Cal when no Fisher House is available
Average Savings Per Family
Serving Veteran and Military Families at Fisher Houses In Southern California
3 locations | 4 houses | 42 bedrooms | 60 beds | Privacy | Security | Community | Sanctuary
VA Long Beach Medical Center
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Naval Medical Center San Diego #1
Naval Medical Center San Diego #2
Our service area offers commercial lodging
when no Fisher House is available
VA Loma Linda Medical Center | VA San Diego Medical Center
In 2022, Fisher House So Cal provided:
Number of Families Served
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Savings to families in lodging, transportation and food costs
Why Are We Doing This?
We are passionate about, and committed to supporting our nation’s promise and obligation to support those who have sacrificed for our country’s freedom and our security.
We believe we owe more to our veterans, our active military, and to their families, who can’t afford the cost of lodging to be near their loved ones during their times of need – which can be for days, weeks, even months.
Sandy Lucas, Wilson High Graduate, Freed from Nazis
Dear Friend of Fisher House So Cal,
That was the headline on Tuesday, May 8, 1945, in the Long Beach Press Telegram, after my future husband Campbell Lucas, nicknamed “Sandy”, whom I would marry in 1960, was rescued from a Nazi prison camp in Germany. The day after Sandy graduated from high school, he volunteered for the Army and was assigned to the 99th Infantry, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Thank You To Our Wonderful Sponsors
Veteran’s Family Experience at Fisher House Long Beach
Lee, in Australia, received a late-night call from a VA social worker in Long Beach, California who shared that her veteran brother Mark’s dementia was advanced and that she needed to come and help with Mark’s care and affairs. Soon.
She quickly arranged for an emergency leave from her job, packed, and bought a ticket for the first flight she could get.
Throughout her 23-hour flight, she wondered where she would stay. Where would she eat? Who would provide the legal, financial and respite care her brother needed? She worried about the enormous tasks ahead of her and the costs involved.