David Grant USAF Medical Center - Travis Fisher House
Published July 22, 2014
The Travis Fisher Houses are two of 65 "homes from the heart" built on military bases by the late Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher. The husband and wife industrial philanthropists generously created a foundation to help military families in need where they can stay without charge when one of its members is hospitalized.
Located on the grounds of the David Grant USAF Medical Center within a short walking distance of the hospital, the original 5,000 square foot Fisher House I and newly opened 13,000 square foot Fisher House II are designed with the comfort and atmosphere of a home, featuring single bedrooms, double rooms and suites, a large common room, dining room, fully stocked kitchen, laundry and office. Both Fisher House I & II serve to accommodate individuals undergoing medical care and provides a comfortable retreat for patient's families.
From daily meals donated by squadrons on a rotating basis, to the Combined Federal Campaign, Volunteer Appreciation Awards, annual golf tournament, Easter Egg hunt, Christmas Tree auction and Viking Challenge run, local community support for Travis Fisher House is nothing short of outstanding.
Travis Fisher House I opened in January 1994 and has served over 3,200 guests since that time. Travis Fisher House II opened in May 2014. The average occupancy rate is 100 percent on a first-come, first-serve basis for those meeting the eligibility criteria. The only primary criteria are a NEED to provide a family environment close to the patient.
Other criteria and priority considerations are:
· A patient that is admitted to David Grant USAF Medical Center for three (3) days or more, AND;
· Patient's family lives further than 60 miles from David Grant USAF Medical Center, AND;
· Patient's family is not in a TDY paid status, AND;
· Patient's family does not have friends or family in the area where they can stay.
The sponsor/military members are given priority as follows:
o Active Duty Enlisted
o Active Duty Officer
The following staff members are available to assist you:
Lt. Col. Peter Reinhardt, Executive Director - (707) 423-7820
Ms. Charlene Hall, House Manager - (707) 423-7550
Mrs. Jane Hassanieh, Assistant House Manager - (707) 423-7550
Voice mail is checked on weekends and holidays, and if a room is available calls will be returned as soon as possible.
If no room is available, your call will be returned the next duty day. Your call is very important to us, so please listen carefully to the recorded instructions and leave a message with a phone number before hanging up so we may call you back as soon as possible.