Veterans Of Foreign Wars National Home For Children

Rating: 4.93 stars   176 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Health, Seniors, Veterans

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
www.vfwnationalhome.org

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Reviews for Veterans Of Foreign Wars National Home For Children

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a member of the VFW Auxiliary and when one of our members passed away leaving a child with no one left to care for him the VFW National Home stepped right up to take charge of him. This child received an education and a 'family' immediately when he would otherwise have been placed in an adoption home for who knows how long. It provided him with instant stability and he blossomed into a wonderful young man thanks to the wonderful staff at this facility.

 
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I wish I lived close to Eaton Rapids so I could volunteer, but thats not the case so I do what I can thru monthly donations. Having been a life member of the VFW for many years and listening to the mention of the national home in our closing prayer it just seems natural to help financially. As a Christian nation we are called upon to help one another and I can't think of anyone more deserving than our military families. They have given so much and yet our country expects more and more of them with fewer members. My meager donations have been recognized on a frequent basis and the National Home does a wonderful job staying in touch it its supporters. If you can't help financially, take a few minutes and lift the residents and staff up in prayer. Thanks

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

enhance its outreach through volunteers in each state.

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I am a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Military Order of the Cootie (MOC), and a Life Member of the National Home, as is my wife. We have been donating to the National Home since 2003 and consider it to be the pearl of the VFW and MOC. In December 2008 my wife and I were able to go to the National Home when I was the Grand Commander of the MOC in Nevada. We were able to meet with and talk to the staff, parents and children and found that every single one of them were praising the National Home and what was being accomplished there! They were very appreciative of the support they and the Home receives from members of the VFW and MOC and their Auxiliaries. We are proud to be considered a part of that support.

The recent program that was opened at the National Home to assist the spouse and family of deployed troops is absolutely outstanding!! The program helps them while the deployed spouse is gone and provides family needs. When the spouse comes home the National Home reintroduces the deployed member to the family unit and helps the family plan for the future and with getting housing and back into the normal flow of family life.

We pray the National Home continues far into the future because it is truly essential to this day and age!!

 
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I have been associated with the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, MI for the last 12 years or so through my membership as an officer in my local VFW Post. The home has always been proactive in doing all within their power to care for the dependents of active duty folks needing help with some of the life challenges that being in the military brings. They have a state of the art school located on a beautiful campus. They have recently been fundraising to raise money for the upgrade of their technology department with computers, printers and such. I donate to the Home on a regular basis and my father who recently passed provided funds for them - a wonderful cause.

 
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I grew up in 10 foster homes and two Institutions" The VFW National Home is superior to all of them. I donoate and participate in the Annual Cootie Christmas Party.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The VFW National Home for Children is a non-profit unlike any other! Their mission is to help not only children but families to survive in a beautiful setting where kids grow up and thrive. Each time I visit the Home, I still get chills watching the children and seeing how well the whole place runs. Words cannot express they good they do!

 
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This is a great organization making a real difference in the lives of families affected by war. You can feel the calm as soon as you arrive on the campus. The families who live at the National Home work hard to get their lives headed in the right direction, and the staff is there to help and encourage them every step of the way.

 
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This wonderful Home has taken care of our Military Children for many, many years from donations only.

 
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Words can not express how terrific the VFW National Home for Children is. This is a place where families who have experienced difficulties in their family. These can range from injuries, unexpected deaths, financial problems, familial problems and many other issues. Residing on campus for up to three years the families are expected to have gainful employment, receive consuling and training in money management, eduction, savings, communication, etc. The children are offered one on one tutoring, a computer lab, science center, nursary services for three different age groups at no cost to the family. Testimonials from former residents indicate that at the end of the three years on campus, their lives have been completely changes. Most have acquired enough savings to have a down payment to purchase their own home, have repaired credit issues, and have earned a college degree. There is much more to the VFW National Home for children, but the best evidence of how how long the staff members have served on campus. Many for over 25 years. It actually takes a personal visit to the VFW National Home for Children to understand how great it is.

 
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I am a grandmother and have had a grandson In Iraq two different times during this conflict. It was one of the most inspiring visits that I have had to be able to visit Eaton Rapids, Michigan and see for myself what great work is being done at the VFW National Home for Children. The openness of their acceptance of any military person and their families to help them get reestablished after being away from home and then cannot get a job or back on their feet is beyond anything I have seen in other groups. The respectful way those living there are treated and the great staff's ability to make then feel at home is something you need to see. Great job!! My vote is for this home to be given 5 stars for their achievement in helping those in need that have served in our military.

 
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I was able to travel to Michigan and tour the homes and meet some of those veterans and children They have done more good with the funds that they have received for their campus than any other organization that I am involved with. This is just like home. The housing is marvelous and the staffing is 100% effective in helping the veterans and their families. They utilize every penny that is contributed in each aspect of the campus. There is always more to be done and I would recommend this charity as a #1 on any contributors list of excellent charities to support.

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