Frequently Asked Questions

For more than 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important—the healing process. As of January 2018, there are 75 Fisher Houses located in the US, Germany and United Kingdom.

Fisher House Southern California, Inc. is a nonprofit all volunteer collaborative effort of American Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion, Long Beach Rotary members, the Fisher House Foundation and other groups, organizations and individuals anxious to support our Nation’s promise and obligation to support those who have sacrificed for our Country’s freedom and security.

Fisher House Southern California is a duly registered 501(c)3 with the Internal Revenue Service and with the State of California and complies with the fundraising rules of the California Attorney General. Donations to Fisher House Southern California are fully tax deductible. Tax ID # 46-1815286.

Fisher House Southern California Inc. supports four Fisher Houses, including the Fisher House VA-Long Beach, Fisher House-Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and two Fisher Houses at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

There are a number of ways to donate:
Make a check payable to Fisher House Southern California, Inc., and mail to: Fisher House Southern California, Inc. 400 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 2403 Long Beach, CA 90802.

Unless otherwise specified, this will serve as a general donation used to support all three of the locations we support, including the Fisher House-VA Long Beach, Fisher House-Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and Fisher House-Naval Medical Center San Diego.

If you would like your donation to specifically support one of these houses, please indicate “Designation: [location name]” in the memo section of your check. Please provide your return address with your donation, as we will mail you a donation receipt for your records.

You can also donate to FHSC online by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this screen.

Your donation can be set up as a “one-time” donation, or as a monthly recurring donation. You will receive an email response for each donation with a receipt. We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can also designate a specific house by using the drop-down box.

Fisher House Southern California, Inc.

Absolutely! Please call (562) 432-8252 or email the team at [email protected] to discuss how we can best support your fundraising.

Depending upon the team’s availability, a FHSC representative may be able to attend your event. Please contact us to coordinate.

Fisher Houses are given to the military services and Department of Veterans Affairs as a gift, and the commander or director of each medical center where the houses are located are responsible for establishing the eligibility, priorities, and selection criteria in order to stay at a Fisher House. Please communicate directly with the Fisher House managers below to discuss the requirements and to make a reservation at the respective houses.

Long Beach: Lana Toenjes
(562)826-5905
[email protected]

Camp Pendleton: Kiana Bright
(760)763-5308
[email protected]

San Diego: Lori Erickson
(619) 532-9055
[email protected]

Please contact the respective Fisher House manager for volunteering opportunities:

Long Beach: Lana Toenjes
(562)826-5905
[email protected]

Camp Pendleton: Kiana Bright
(760)763-5308
[email protected]

San Diego: Lori Erickson
(619) 532-9055
[email protected]