The Houses

Hope could be the single most important service that the Fisher Houses provide. Two of these Compassionate Care Houses are located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, adjacent to the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, and one at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The mission of the Houses is to provide an affordable on-base refuge close to their respective Medical Centers for patients and their families. The Houses are a safe haven after those long days at the hospital, a place where they can rest and regain strength for the next day’s challenges. Families can spend time alone in their spacious rooms, or share conversation and meals with friends with similar circumstances in the warm atmosphere of our kitchens and dining rooms.

The House managers and volunteers try to reduce their feeling of isolation by quickly lending them a helping hand getting settled. In short, they let each family know they are never alone and there are many people around them that care. Society at times looks upon a life-threatening illness or injury as a death sentence. It is not and we have the beautiful faces of survivors to prove it. Their diagnosis could mean long-term therapy, but there is always hope.

The Fisher-Nightingale Houses, Inc. provides support to the Wright-Patterson AFB Fisher House I and II as well as the Dayton VA Fisher House. Each of the Fisher Houses are “home away from home” compassionate care facilities for families of patients receiving medical care at our local medical centers. Each house, within walking distance of the local medical center, is designed to fit the local environment it is built on and is professionally furnished and decorated in the tone and style of the local region. All houses feature a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining rooms and inviting living rooms with libraries, and toys for children. All houses are Wi-Fi-enabled, and some are equipped with computer equipment. A playground is located to the right of WPAFB Fisher House II.

We invite you to take a tour of each house by clicking on the pictures:

  • Wright-Patterson House I
    » Located at 415 Schlatter Drive,
    Wright-Patterson AFB
    » Opened in May 1990
    » Approximately 6,000 square feet,
    two-story home
    » Seven bedrooms
  • Wright-Patterson House II
    » Located at 417 Schlatter Drive,
    Wright-Patterson AFB
    » Opened in April 2011
    » Approximately 10,000 square feet,
    single-story home
    » Twelve bedrooms
  • Dayton VA Medical Center House
    » Located at 4100 West Third Street,
    Bldg. 425, Dayton, Ohio
    » Opened in October 2018
    » Approximately 13,500 square feet,
    two-story home
    » Sixteen bedrooms
Our lives have been so stressed from everything we are going through, but the Fisher House is a wonderful place that has made us feel secure and welcome. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.