New Fisher Houses open on Cleveland's east side

(Cuyahoga County) - The Greater Cleveland Community opened the Greater Cleveland Fisher House during a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

Nearly 10 years in the making, fundraising efforts by the Greater Cleveland Fisher House Foundation began in December 2010. Millions of dollars were raised by local Northeast Ohio donors including community organizations, Veteran service organizations, charitable foundations and individuals.

Featuring two 16-suite homes, the Greater Cleveland Fisher House will accommodate up to 32 families on any given night, providing a “home away from home” for families of military and Veterans receiving care at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and area hospitals. It is located at East 105th Street and Lee Avenue, just a walk away from the Stoke VA Medical Center.

The house provides free, temporary accommodations so veteran families who travel at least 50 miles to the treating facility can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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