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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Nursing Facilities, Seniors, Single Parent Agencies, Veterans, Youth Development

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.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children is an outstanding non-profit organization. I have heard many stories of veterans who have come home from military service overseas, have lost jobs and are suffering from PTSD. They cannot take care of their children for this reason or because spouses have left them while they were serving and cannot make ends meet when they get home. The VFW National Home for Children has been there to help many veterans in situations such as this. The children thrive at the National Home and the parent is able to get back on their feet and realize what a service they have performed for our county and what a tremendous service they still have to contribute to our world! This non-profit organization does not allow any veteran to be left behind and this, in itself, is worthy of an outstanding rating for a non-profit organization.

2 charlton_g

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our VFW Post conducts an annual fundraising weekend to support the Tennessee home on the Eaton Rapids campus. We feel that is an important outreach program to veterans and survivors. A visit to the campus only reinforced that.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am extremely impressed by the VFW National Home for Children and its comfort to our military and their dependents. I was blessed by a visit during a day trip from Indianapolis. I am proud that our post in Memphis saw fit to change its beneficiary of our annual fundraiser from a local hospital for children to the Tennessee House at the Home.

1 katydidnt

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and I feel the National Home for Children is a wonderful program. Our children are the hope of the future and the love and care provided can only nurture future good citizens. Not only are children provided care but also single parents are provided a home in need and helped to be able to create a stable family life. A Lifeline is available for those veterans and families under stress and they receive information where to receive help and aid.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our Auxiliary donates to the VFW Naaaational Home for Children because it provides a refuge for orphaned children, single parents and for returning veterans who need assistanc in housinge. Also, a helpline is maintained to aid and comfort those with problems.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since 1994, and became very active in the many programs, my first visit to the National home was in 1994 on Ohio Day and every year after has been fantastic I remember going to the nursery the first time and fell in love with the place, the Ohio House is really nice and the great improvements at the National Home over the years have been great, the way the families and children are taken care of by all the staffshows they really care for all that live there, the programs they can get involved in like 4-H and scouts is great. I am always promoting National Home and telling every one that they need to visit to see the good that is being done for the Veterans children and the Veterans or the single families. I am a Life Member of the National Home and I send donations and other items to the National Home. "God Bless our Veterans and God Bless America." It is great to see all the organizations that can support the National Home without any goverment help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home is a wonderful "campus" of homes for single parent families, children without partents, famileis of a deployed servicemember. The family friendly environment encourcourages volunteering and continuing education. There is a museum to provide historical relevance for the 80 plus years it has provided homes not just way stations for youngsters. They also provide a free help line to link people to those who can help them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As state chairman it was may honor to work with the staff of the VFW National Home for Children setting up Ohio Day. They made my job SO easy, I will be back again this year. Their number one priority is the children. They ensure their safety and well-being every day. The support from the local VFW to make our visit special is very much appreciated. The local policeforces enable us to have a caravan of well over 100 vehicles complete the trip safely. The families living at the home have made me feel welcome from my first visit in 1985 a great one. See you July 31!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow, what a wonderful, peaceful place for children and the their families to become whole again. The best thing that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary could do for a Veteran. The staff will even reach out and care for families in need all across the Nation when called on to do so. Money spent here is well invested in children who need the care.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been supporting the VFW National Home for Children since becoming a Ladies Auxiliary member in 1989. Coming from a military family and living close to an Army post, I see what the Home offers our military people when they really need that extra support. I visited the Home two years ago and was extremely impressed at the "village" atmosphere. I encourage others to support the Home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As VFW and Auxiliary members we all know how important our National home is. Those who don't just haven't been exposed to the facts. What better way to help the family of the veteran that gave us our freedom of today than supporting their families that National Home has taken in.
National Home gives the children a chance at life through education, protection, and love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband when he was alive we attended the VFW National Home for Children and we always took something away with us.. We have supported the home ever since we joined the VFW and now that I am going in as President for my Auxiliary 9400 in Sunnyslope Arizona both VFW and MOCA I hope that we will be able to do more them, in years gone past.. We are so proud of our home for our veterans families and so forth..Its a wonderful place and a worth while cause..Thank you for making it possible and so an honor for us the Aux to help and make it just a little better for them all..
Thank you Weezie

1 Jeffery F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Home for Children is incredible. Building on an incredibly long history of helping families in residence at the Home, their very impressive and professional staff have expanded their focus to assist veteran families wherever they are located. With caring and compassion, they stand ready to help families in need navigate the often complex sea of services available. Families in crisis are so often consumed by the daunting pressures they face, that they are unable to search for those services available to assist them. This is a mission that the National Home has readily accepted and joyfully support and guide families to those solutions that provide life changing events. I am very, very proud to be a supporter of our National Home.