Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined with San Diego-area state lawmakers to celebrate the new Fisher House at Camp Pendleton by authoring a legislative resolution. The resolution was provided prior to the House’s dedication today at Camp Pendleton.
“Providing our veterans and active service members with the medical care they need is incredibly important, but so is providing support for their families,” said Bates. “Camp Pendleton’s new Fisher House will ensure a more positive experience for families and their loved ones during a time that can be emotionally stressful. I thank the Fisher House Foundation and the United Health Foundation for their support to make this vital project a reality.”
Fisher Houses provide free and temporary housing to the families of service members and veterans needing medical care. These houses are given to the federal government as gifts. Camp Pendleton’s Fisher House will serve as a home away from home for military families, including families of wounded warriors, who can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at nearby Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. This house is the first at Camp Pendleton and will be located adjacent to the new Naval Hospital with a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The Fisher House Foundation and the United Health Foundation broke ground on the $2.65 million facility last November. It is an eight-suite, 8,000 square-foot home that is expected to serve more than 280 families and provide nearly 3,000 nights of lodging annually, saving those families more than $250,000 a year in lodging expenses. To learn more about the Fisher House, visit fisherhouse.org.