Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

Rating: 4.93 stars   176 reviews

Address:

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  

3 people found this review helpful

This nonprofit offers safety, financial, and educational support to all of its participants. My daughter and grandkids live here and this experience has been life changing for them.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Wonderful place for veteran's families. The care is very evident.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The time that I have spent at the National Home was great and my wife and I plan to visit and support them as much as we can. The work they do in helping is immeasurable. I am happy to help support them.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Visited the home in May. Best experience since my kids and grandkids were born. The Staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. The residents told very positive events that have happened to them and their families. They were all grateful for the counciling given for financial, health, and many more to help them get on the path to success.

 
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Dollar for dollar the VFW National Home is one of the best things going. The work they do to try and bring a sense of normal living to the families and children they have at their location is simply outstanding.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

As a combat service veteran and VFW Life Member, it is nice to know that in the event something tragic happens to me and my wife, there is a place where my child can go and be in a stable, caring and wholesome atmosphere like the VFW National Home for Children as opposed to becoming a ward of the state. This is a prime example of the expression "Veterans Helping Veterans".

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

You don't change success.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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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2 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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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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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...

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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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