Housing, Shelter

Fisher-Nightingale Houses

Touching Lives with Compassion

aka Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc.

Dayton, OH

Mission

Providing an opportunity for military and Veteran families to stay together and support each other when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment. The Fisher Houses provide physical and emotional support to our servicemen and servicewomen, Veterans, and their families.

Ruling Year

1991

President, board of Trustees

Mrs. Linda Skinner

Main Address

PO Box 33871

Dayton, OH 45433 USA

Keywords

Wounded military, unjured military, ill military, veterans, family members

EIN

31-1313382

 Number

0450255388

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Single Organization Support (P11)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Providing free compassionate care housing (like a Ronald McDonald House) to wounded, injured and ill military men and women, Veterans, and their families. We have been doing this since May 1990 with the opening of the Nightingale Houses are Wright-Patterson AFB OH. Between the three Dayton area Fisher Houses, we have 37 bedroom suite which provide 13,505 free nights a year (and saving guests more than $2M annually). We have assisted nearly 25,000 families since 1990.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Compassionate care housing

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of families assisted in the three Dayton area Fisher Houses.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers

Related program

Compassionate care housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is the number of families assisted by the Fisher Houses in Dayton OH.

Financial support to Fisher House Managers to support families (guests).

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Caregivers,

Families

Related program

Compassionate care housing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To provide free housing to meet the needs of the wounded, injured and ill military men and women, Veterans, and their families for as long as the military or family member is receiving either inpatient or outpatient medical care.

Continue to raise funds to meet the needs of the House managers and the guests.

Annual fundraiser ("An All-American Evening"), individual, organizational and corporate donations, Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, popcorn operation, etc.

Meeting all of the needs of the House managers and the guests.

As an example, for 2019, Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. regularly purchased items in support of the Fisher House guests such as Visa cards, cable/internet and DirecTV and bottled water services to support the house operations. When the Fisher Houses are full, the FNHI also pays for overflow guests in Wright-Patt Billeting, the Hope Hotel and local hotels. The organization also proffered gifts directly to the U.S. Government for the operations of the Houses such as landscaping services at all three Fisher house locations, a storage building for the Wright-Patt Fisher Houses, hardwood flooring in Wright-Patt Fisher House II (replacing carpeting in each of the 16 bedrooms), cleaning of the air ducts in Wright-Patt Fisher House I, a secure entrance system at the Dayton VA Fisher Houses, upgrade of the guest golf cart at the Dayton VA Fisher House, tile and grout cleaning at the Dayton VA Fisher House, and hotel signage for the Dayton VA Fisher Houses.

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Fisher-Nightingale Houses

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/09/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 04/09/2020

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Policies and processes

done
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
done
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
done
We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.