Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

Rating: 4.92 stars   158 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Seniors, Veterans

Location: 3573 S Waverly Rd Eaton Rapids MI 48827 USA

Mission: The VFW National Home for Children helps military and veteran families find stability and positive change during times of crisis.
Target demographics: military families, veteran families, VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members and their descendents
Geographic areas served: nationwide
Programs: Families who need a fresh start can live in the safe and peaceful environment of the VFW National Home for Children campus community for up to four years and benefit from numerous community supports, including professional case management services, on-site licensed child care, life skills training, tutoring and other educational services, as well as recreational and community service opportunities. Recognizing that the effects of war can last for generations, the National Home's campus community is open to families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and descendants of members of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary. The National Home's Military and Veteran Family Helpline [800-313-4200] is the first step on the path to help for military and veteran families. This free service offers information, creates connections and gives hope to struggling families across the country. It can also serve as the first step to living at the National Home.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 36 years and the National Home has been there for the children of or Veterans as long as I can remember. The children have all the comforts of a real home. I feel that the National Home is a wonderful place to grow up.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great support for our military and families. The states all take part by building homes for the families then by taking care of the homes with donartions from the Posts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The V.F.W. National Home for Children has been serving Veterans and their families for many years. The care and concern shown to those who have lived and are living on the campus is outstanding. The facilities are kept up to high standards and the home is supported greatly by the various Departments (States) and past and current National officers. This is the best facility for veteran famiiles!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My friend went to live at the VFW National Home for Children along with her young daughter to get out of an abusive relationship. It was a tremendous help in getting her life back on track. She was given time to learn skills that helped her get a job. She is now on her own, owns a home and has remarried. All thanks to the National Home.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The homes and grounds of this facility represent the highest levels of workmanship and care that can be seen in American neighborhoods. Anyone would be proud to call this place home, and the staff has the deepest regard for making our guests comfortable. Our visits here are always very pleasant, with everyone using the most courteous hospitality.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children does a great job at caring for the dependents of the deployed service member, the entire campus was well kept and clean, all the facilities looked great, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Rating: 4 stars  

If you have never had the experience of visiting the VFW National Home for Children, you are missing a great experience. The services provided by those that work and volunteer there is wonderful. There are houses that were built by funds from different states throughout the United States to provide housing for our military families that have someone serving overseas.

They provide training and help for women in need of getting back into the work force. They have a daycare and childcare onsite that provides services for those mothers already working. Houses are built to accommodate those with a handicap. IF you have a family to visit there, they have a place to stay onsite and a chapel if you would like to have a quiet place to worship. They have a gym with areas set up to entertain and accommodate different age groups from teens to preschool.
My husband and I stopped in unannounced one afternoon and were treated to a personal tour of the campus. They are one of a kind. They are dedicated to helping our veterans and their families. They have my blessings. I am now a lifetime member. They make a difference.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS BOARD MEMBER. HAVE MADE MANY TRIPS TO NATIONAL HOME
AND HAVE SEEN THE GOOD WORK DONE AND THE HAPPY CHILDREN. ALSO WITNESSED THE
GOOD WORK DONE WITH THE SINGLE PARENTS WITH TEACHING THEM TO BUDGET AND PROVIDE
FOR THEIR CHILDREN. STAFF IS GREAT AND CARING.

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