Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

Rating: 4.93 stars   178 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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800-424-8360
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Reviews for Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

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4 people found this review helpful

They do great work and I love donating for their work

 
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2 people found this review helpful

What they do for families and children in need is outstanding and honorable.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

VFW Home for children, supported by VFW's nation wide, offers veterans and their families a hand up. Providing a safe and stable invierment allowing the veteran's to achieve financial stability.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

We have been raising funds from our VFW Auxiliary Post 8203 for our national home. All funds go to a great cause. Helping veterans an families is there mission.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

We are proud to support such a wonderful place that allows Families and Children of Veterans to assist them in their time of need. It is amazing such a place exists so the children can continue to be educated, enjoy a fun place, to be with others that share their experiences, and so much more. Thank you to the people that continue to make this a great place. Military Order of Cooties; Pup Tent White Mule #2

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am proud to support this fantastic organization and the wonderful work they do.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have donated to the Home for years and visited 6-7 times (14hours on a bus each way--tells you how much I love the place). The kids are smart, friendly, and true ambassadors of the organization. The parents are given a chance to learn and grow and become the parents they want to be in a safe, inspiring environment. On one visit I met a mother and her three kids the week they arrived, early in December. The kids clung to their mother, were fearful of others, and timid when accepting our Christmas gifts. The next year I saw them again, Mom looked 10 years younger and glowed with confidence. The children were smiling, offered hugs, and went off, without Mom, to help the staff with some younger kids. All were talkative and grateful for the opportunities they had been given. Mom was going to school to get a better job, and the kids were excelling in school. THIS is why I give my money and my time --- to give others a hand up so they can help themselves to a better life.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have donated to the Home over the years, and have visited several times with our Military Order of Cooties/Auxiliary organization. It is a wonderful place that not only cares for the children and the families, but teaches them life skills to grow as people and improve their situations. They give the parents and children a safe and nurturing place to live, while they better themselves through education and job training. It is a hand up - not a hand out.

At one time, I referred someone to the home. While they did not end up moving to Michigan, the staff worked diligently to find them the resources that could help them here in Minnesota.

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4 people found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

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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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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