Independence University Joins Fisher House Foundation to Support Veterans
In an effort to support members of the military, veterans and their families, Independence University has partnered with Fisher House Foundation in its mission to provide “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.
Through its Good Neighbor Initiative,* Independence University has donated 457 new and refurbished tablets and paired Bluetooth® keyboards since it began working with the foundation last month. Military members and their families will be able to use these tablets to stay connected with family, friends, work and school during their stay at a Fisher House.
“It’s an honor to contribute in any way to the comfort and well-being of our military members and their families, who have sacrificed in the service of our country,” said Alan Hansen, vice president of Independence University. “We look forward to an ongoing partnership with the Fisher House Foundation.”
Independence University provides online, career-focused higher education to students across the U.S. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and technology, Independence University is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, donating frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members, as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and provides scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
*These services are not within the institution’s scope of accreditation.