There are currently two Fisher Houses located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. A third house, to be located at the Dayton VA Medical Center, is in the planning stage.
WPAFB Fisher House I
Fisher House I, located at 415 Schlatter Drive, Wright-Patterson AFB opened in May 1990 and is a two story approximately 6,000 square foot home. On the first floor, to the right of the entry hall, is the dining room and to the left is the living room. Straight ahead are the stairs to the second floor. There is a chair lift with the stair case, but the only individuals who can use the guest rooms on the second floor are those who can get out of the house on their own (without the chair lift) in the event of a fire or power outage. There is also a full kitchen with a subzero refrigerator and subzero freezer, a sink, a dishwasher, a stove, double ovens and a microwave on the first floor as well as a laundry room and a half bath. At each end of the first floor is a two-bedroom suite with a handicapped bathroom in between the two rooms. On the second floor, there are five bedrooms, each with a private fully-appointed bath.
WPAFB Fisher House II
Fisher House II, located at 417 Schlatter Drive, Wright-Patterson AFB opened in April 2011 and is a single story approximately 10,000 square foot home. To the right of the entry hall is the living room and to the left is the large community dining room. There is also a very large kitchen with a two subzero refrigerators and subzero freezer, two sinks, two dishwashers, two stoves, two double ovens and two microwaves. There is large laundry room with two washers and two dryers and a half bath as well as a family room. Off of the family room is a large patio with a pergola. At each end of the first floor are six bedrooms, each with a fully handicapped bathroom. Eight of the twelve bedrooms are connecting rooms, allowing large families to utilize adjoining room. The managers operate out of this Fisher House, so check-in and check-out is accomplished at Fisher House II. (Note that Fisher House II replaced the Nightingale House, which was returned to the Air Force and demolished in February 2011.)
Dayton VA Fisher House I
The new home at the Dayton VA Medical Center will be a 13,500 square foot, 16-bedroom, 17.5-bathroom handicapped-accessible facility where families stay for free while someone is undergoing medical treatment. The cost for this new facility is $6.5 million.
The groundbreaking for this new home will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm EDT at the construction site in front of the Colonel Harris Building, 4100 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45428.