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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

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been giving a monthly gift to this organization for several years. I feel my donations are being used wisely and appreciate that it is a organization that has longevity and my gifts are beneficial to many veteran families.

Donor

Rating: 5

During a recent visit to the home I met a young couple with their very small child. We stopped to visit for a bit. The young man was just back from deployment in Afghanistan. He and his family were residents of the home during his treatment for PTSD at a local VA facility. The home gave them a place to live during his treatment time, otherwise they would not have had a place to live. They were grateful for all the help given by the folks at the National Home. He and his wife thanked us many times for all the help and and explained what a blessing it was to have the services of the National Home available to them.
Ed McCray, Commander, VFW District 1, Dept. of Ohio

4 Donna228

Donor

Rating: 5

They do great work and I love donating for their work

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

3 Jim_152

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

3 Tricia G.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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

3 Dana28

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.