Eglin’s Fisher House has 12 suites and it is located across the street from the Eglin hospital and the Veteran’s Clinic. It is open for guests twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. The manager is present at the House from 8am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday and is on call all remaining hours. The patients have the benefit of having loved ones nearby in a safe, comfortable environment. There is no fee for staying at the Fisher House, saving families significant costs and more importantly, worry. Guests served at the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast come from all over the United States. Any time a military member or family member is being treated at any local medical facility, they are eligible to use the Fisher House.
Fundraising efforts are forever on-going; monies raised provide much needed funding to the house to support the operation and the maintenance of the home, and to provide the families with any necessary items needed during their stay.
Our mission is to keep military families together during times of medical need, providing a support system for healing. We believe a family’s love is the best medicine. Our guest experiences say it best. These quotes are taken from the journals that are placed in each suite for our families to share their experiences with the next guests, to inspire and encourage hope and healing.
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — (Left to right)
Trecia Chedister, Emerald Coast Fisher House founding member; Tony Hughes, Emerald Coast Fisher House board member; David Coker. President of the Fisher House Foundation; Maj. Gen. David Eidsaune, Air Armament Center commander and the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons; Congressman Jeff Miller; Col. Bruce McClintock, 96th Air Base Wing commander; Robin Baily, 96th Air Base Wing Director of Staff; and Col. Tama Van Decar, 96th Medical Group commander; shoveled the first bit of earth during the groundbreaking of the Emerald Coast Fisher House. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stacia Zachary)