Friends of Cincinnati

Serving hospitalized veterans and families

About the House

The Cincinnati Fisher House provides a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Since 2001, the Cincinnati Fisher House has provided accommodations to the families of hospitalized veterans from the tri-state area. Each year, over 1,000 guests are provided with complimentary meals and lodging to help relieve the financial hardship and physical discomfort resulting from extended medical stays far from home.

Sixteen families are welcomed nightly into the home-like setting of Fisher House for short or extended stays. Individual guest rooms provide privacy while comfortable, shared common areas allow families to interact with each other. Visiting families provide mutual support, and new friendships are often formed during their stays.

The Cincinnati Fisher House is part of a nation-wide program to form private-public partnerships that support America’s military families in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

IT FEELS GOOD TO DO GOOD

Enrich your self.

Giving the poor and needy a helping hand rather than a handout is one of the finest ways to help them. Giving them moral support and demonstrating genuine humility and respect demonstrates to them that someone genuinely cares about them and is working to improve their situation. Providing them with the means to change their situation on their own will boost their self-esteem and assist them in overcoming the obstacles they confront on a daily basis. Work with the poor and needy to help them uncover their own strengths and capacities, and then put them to good use at the correct time and place.

Encourage them and let them know that they have something valuable that they may use to address their fundamental needs.
One cannot make such people wealthy, but one can at least assist them in obtaining the necessities of life and leading a happy life. It is a good deed to assist the poor and needy. Caring for and assisting the poor and needy is a commendable endeavor. The more you provide to the poor and needy, the stronger their dependence becomes. You will notice a significant and long-term improvement in their life if you offer them the chance or opportunity. Create a new system based on interdependency that drives them to work and progress while maintaining their dignity.

Giving money or other forms of assistance to the poor and needy is beneficial, but you should focus your energies and efforts on raising them, developing relationships with them, teaching them, and, more importantly, restoring their self-confidence and self-esteem so that they can work for themselves.

Abu Bakr As-Siffiq

Khalif

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.