Families of veteran or active duty military personnel receiving treatment at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center will soon have a place to stay, thanks to a “home away from home” that is being built on grounds adjacent to the medical center.
The Fisher House Foundation is building two Greater Cleveland Fisher House homes with 16 suites that will accommodate up to 50 family members to stay for free while their loved ones are being treated. Groundbreaking for the houses took place Friday, March 23. The Greater Cleveland community raised more than $3 million for the project. Construction is expected to take approximately 10-12 months to complete.
Located on East 105thStreet and Lee Avenue, the building site was once a series of vacant and abandoned properties. The Cuyahoga Land Bank was instrumental in assembling the 2.5 acres of land to make the project a reality. Special thanks also to the City of Cleveland, Famicos Foundation, and Woods Cove, LLC. for helping with the land assembly.