Fisher House - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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Fisher House


The Omaha Fisher House features 16 fully-furnished suites and serves as a “home away from home” for the families of Veterans or military service members receiving treatment at the Omaha VA Medical Center. The facility also features a large kitchen and dining area, an elevator and a full laundry. There is no cost to stay and there is no financial eligibility required.

The Fisher House program, established in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, provides free temporary accommodations at no cost, for family members of hospitalized Veterans and active duty military personnel. Fisher House Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for our men and women in uniform, Veterans, and their families and caregivers. For more information on the Fisher House Foundation, please visit FisherHouse.org.

What are the criteria to stay at the Fisher House?

  • Permanent address of guest must be more than 50 miles from the Omaha campus.
  • VA providing service or authorized by Care in the Community.
  • Guest must be capable of self-care and be independent in activities of daily living.
  • Guest must be actively involved in Veteran’s daily treatment plan and provide ongoing support during episode of care.
  • 1 room per family/Veteran with max of 2 occupants (temporary restriction due to COVID-19 – standard occupancy is 4 occupants).
  • All requests will require a length of stay recommendation from the treatment team.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are permitted on a limited basis due to COVID-19.

Click here to access a virtual tour of the house!

Get involved!

For any questions regarding donations or how to get involved please contact:

Colleen Vonderhaar
Fisher House Manager
402-930-7116

Jacob Hausman
Assistant Manager
402-930-7118

The Omaha Fisher House Program can be reached via email at OmahaFisherHouse@va.gov.

The Omaha Fisher House "wish list" can be found at this link.

Our greatest needs at this time are:

  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Disposable coffee cups with lids
  • Multi-surface Cleaners   
  • Individually wrapped snack items
  • Paper towels
  • New children’s books for various ages
  • Visa and Hy Vee Gift Cards
At this time, we are not in need of hand made blankets and/or individual shampoos/soaps.

Monetary donations can be sent to:
Omaha VA Medical Center
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Attn: Fisher House
Omaha, NE 68105

Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities will be made available in the near future.

Contact Info

Location

  • 4101 Woolworth Avenue
    Fisher House
    Omaha, NE 68105

Contact Number(s)

  • 402-930-7116
  • 402-930-7118

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday - 7:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday - 8:00am-4:30pm