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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

3 Martine A.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!!!!!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS BOARD MEMBER. HAVE MADE MANY TRIPS TO NATIONAL HOME
AND HAVE SEEN THE GOOD WORK DONE AND THE HAPPY CHILDREN. ALSO WITNESSED THE
GOOD WORK DONE WITH THE SINGLE PARENTS WITH TEACHING THEM TO BUDGET AND PROVIDE
FOR THEIR CHILDREN. STAFF IS GREAT AND CARING.

1 Millie H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Had the opportunity to visit the campus. Met lots of caring staff. Wonderful organization.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

All the funds they receive are well spent. Low administrative cost while helping the families of many veterans

2

Donor

Rating: 5

As a Combat Wounded Vietnam Veteran and Life Member of VFW Post 10212 I truly support the VFW National Home for Children. They do a tremendous job in taking care of our widows and orphans. They have my utmost respect and admiration.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited the VFW National Home last summer. What a warm, welcoming experience. The Washington Cottage was beautiful as was the entire campus. The family who lives in the cottage was very gracious to allow us to visit their home. The staff is very friendly and thorough. They are excellent at Customer Service in person, over the phone or over the Internet. The basis for the National Home is very simple, provide a friendly place for veterans or active duty family members, help them and the children get the education they need to be productive members of society and teach patriotism all at the same time. We met children of all ages and they were healthy and happy. The program really works, the kids learn responsibility and have a safe place to grow up. The museum is very interesting, it was good to see how many generations of kids are still in touch with each other and the National Home. What a great legacy of service to our veterans and their families. Their arms are always open in welcome. You should visit, it will give you a greater understanding of their mission.

1 Marcie4

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very proud of the V.F.W. National Home for Children and the great work they do. I have visited there many times because it is in my home state of Michigan. I have always known about National Home but I'm amazed at how many members have never been there. The staff is great and they would love to see you.

Marcie Brown
Charlotte, Michigan
Post2406

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Their mission is one that will help all throughout time"

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a life member of VFW National Home for Children because of the fantastic work they do helping families of our veterans stay together through difficult times. What more honorable way to tell our veterans & most importantly their children that they are respected & loved!