To assist these brave men and women in their recovery, Rep. Eshoo led the effort in Congress in 2004 to urge the Fisher House Foundation to build a Fisher House at VA Palo Alto. The Fisher House Foundation is a unique public-private partnership which builds homes at VA medical facilities for families of veterans and active-duty personnel being served at the facility.
Thanks to Rep. Eshoo’s efforts, the generosity of local donors, and the excellent work of the Fisher House Foundation, the nation’s largest Fisher House opened at VA Palo Alto in April 2006.
The Fisher House at VA Palo Alto serves all veterans’ families who have a loved one going through long-term rehabilitation programs, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and vision rehabilitation. In 2011, Rep. Eshoo led an effort supporting the construction of a second Fisher House to meet the growing demand for accommodations at the Palo Alto VA for families from California and around the country who travel to use the facility.