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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800-424-8360
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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  

What the VFW National Home provides for families of veterans and their children is awesome. It gives the children a healthy place to live in and a normal family atmosphere for them and allows a mother or father a chance to build a career while not having to worry about their child. The people who work at the home are very special caring individuals who enjoy their work and love everything about the home.
I have visited the home several times and each time I have been very impressed with the people who work there and have totally enjoyed the children and their family when there.

Bonnie Burgy, Mem. Ladies Aux. VFW

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of visiting the home and spending time with the people who reside there and the children. I was extremely impressed with the way they are being helped to put their lives back in perspective with being able to not worry how their family is cared for while they learn to go out into the workplace or by going on to further education to assist them in returning to the work force. Our military personnel who are married and both are being sent to serve their country overseas have a place where their children can stay and be cared for while both are deployed. The children at the home receive a home life that is filled with a life that children should have while separated from their parents and are able to stay in a safe comfortable atmosphere and continue a life to which they are used to. The home also provides a help line for returning military personnel where they receive assistance obtaining help receiving their benefits and if they need medical or mental assistance they are giving information to obtain this help and if necessary they are brought to the home and assisted until they are able to be on their own. The people who work at the home are some of the most caring people in the world and their main purpose is to help our military families maintain life styles that are beneficial and productive and active military personnel do their job without the worry of what is happening to their children and spouses.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has worked for the nursery for almost8 years and I think what this home provides is amazing! There are so many programs being cut and eliminated that try to help and this one definitely provides a second chance to get back on your feet and be able to provide for your family. I can't bbelieve it is the only one in the county that does that when it could be so useful in so many areas in the whole United states. It is definitely money well spent and gives people in troublea solid base to learn and achievea positive way to live. 1000 times up for this program!!!! Need more like it all around the country!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Home is just wonderful and a beautiful place for our veterans children and family. The homes on the property are built by all states in the United States. It is a nonprofit organization. Please give them your vote and help. I am a life member of the VFW National Home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have other organizations donate.

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  

The VFW National Home for Children is an amazing facility that assist family members of our service men and women. Though dontations and wonderful programs in which everone is given an opportunity to thrive not just surive. There campus is a amazing place for all that are served. God Bless this wondreful orginization!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an absolutely wonderful place which takes care of families of our service men add women who are stationed somewhere in the world and cannot be here to take care of their family themselves. The children are given a place to live, are taken to school, and fed regular meals. They take care of teens as well as infants. The VFW helps to support the home with donations of money as well as school supplies. Our soldiers have no worry about how their wives and children are being cared for while they are serving our country. The homes as well as the grounds are beautiful and extremely well kept. I am honored to recommend donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, MI USA to help care for families of our troops around the world keeping our country safe from harm.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an outstanding charity doing good for our Armed Forces families. Some of the children are orphans while others just need a home and a place to feel loved, while a parent is deployed. This organization gets that kids are not grown at 18 and has services to successfully transition teens to college or to an independent adult life without throwing them on the street like foster care. Children there have opportunities that enable them to reach for the sky.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

As one who used to live on the campus of the VFW National Home For Children, I will give all willing to donate one dire warning: for the love of god DON'T! I lived here for a few years and it was all a total façade. Everything that you see on state days is FAKE. All the "shiny happy people" are just people who are being led into insanity by Patrice Green and Molly Studinger. I have seen this firsthand, every "house tour" is set up. Everything has to be done to the employee's standards and I feel that is very wrong. Is it suspicious that the houses look virtually vacant when you tour? I know that the social workers such as Naomi McClurg and Andrea Durkee did NOT like me and my family being present during house tours. Point is, they want to control and manipulate your lives and it is WRONG. For the love of god, donate your money to worthier causes, such as the "Stand Up And shout" cancer fund, or the Michigan Humane Society, just not these fools! Expect this to be taken down as soon as a rep from the hime finds this, as a form of damage control!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire almost EVERYBODY, hire people with some sense and brains of all things, and start all over from square one.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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mktdevteam (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We’re sorry that things didn’t work out for you here at the National Home like it does for so many other families every year. We hope all is going well for you and your family.

Rating: 4 stars  

Barbara6396 wrote:
I have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars since 1977. Several members of my family served at different times. My father, uncles, husband, cousins, niece and nephews. The National Home for Children take in children and families of military men and women who are not able to be here for them. They financially assist and give them a home. To my knowledge every child that was raised there have gone on to better things. How can this not be the best nonprofit in America. I have personally visited the home and was very proud of what I saw.








If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of a thing I would change.

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?

2013

 
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