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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

246 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children has provided a tremendous service to our Nation and its veterans for decades. When I visited last spring, I was truly amazed at the professionalism, care, education along with a variety of other services that the staff provides to military and veteran families that truly need it. In so many cases, they bring in families that have no options and no place to go. The outstanding staff at the National Home work with the families to get them back on track in an extremely safe and supportive environment. Words simply do not do justice to the impact this fine institution has on families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After visiting this facility I came away thinking everyone needs to know of the wonderful facility that directly helps service men and women families. All citizens need to go for a tour and listen to the employees to experience first hand the works that National Home for Children does daily for those in dire need. Families have gotten back on their feet, they have met those who share similar life experiences and I would venture to guess they have made lifelong friends during their stay at National Home for Children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited the VFW National Home for Children on a couple of different occasions. The work they do is fantastic. It pays tribute to those that have served, are serving, and those that will serve in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a Vietnam War veteran, Army Nurse, and when I joined the VFW, in 2011, I learned about this wonderful charity. I'm a "Life Member" of the VFW's National Home for Children and follow their progress through mailings, e-mails, and word-of-mouth reports from other veterans, who have visited the "Home", in person. A few years ago, I even met a man, who had come to live at the VFW Home for Children, in 1926. He became a WWII veteran and has had a deep appreciation for the "Home", all his life. This is a very worthy cause and deserving of all the support they can get, from veterans as well as the general public. I urge all my friends to visit their website: www.vfwnationalhome.org.

Donor

Rating: 5

It warms my heart to see organizations like this giving back to those that defend our freedom and fall on hard times and just need a break from it all to get back on their feet again.

Donor

Rating: 5

Not until I joined the VFW did I know what the VFW National Home for Children was about. After which it was not a hard decision to become a Life Member of the National Home. I am looking forward taken a trip up to Eaton Rapids, MI. to visit.
There are many nonprofits but the Nat'l Home for Children really struck a chord with me for what they do. I am very honored to be a Life Member of the National Home for Children.

Donor

Rating: 5

The premier home for childen of passed-on, disabled and abandon children of veterans there is no better. In fact NY, where I live, sponsors two homes due to the fragility of the children and single parents who reside here.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW's National Home for Children over the years has been God-sent for so many Active duty military, VFW members and disabled Veterans in need for there children to have a safe and caring place to leave children until they can be re-united. It have been very fulfilling to raise funds in support for this children's home which is truly a national treasure.
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VFW Post 3396

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your support!

Samee S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the Department President of Illinois, we support two homes on the campus. The "National Home" is like nothing you have ever seen. It is not a clinical setting rather a home setting. It is a wonderful community for families of veterans and veterans with their families. National Home provides everything for the family. The home they live in, utilities, rehabilitation, schooling of the children, activities, and counselling if needed or warranted due to their veteran injury. They provide transportation for the Children who may need or want off campus activities. In essence the "world" is provided to these families, they provide hope, love, and a sense of belonging at a time which could be very traumatic and uncertain for the family. There is so much they are involved in! They have child care facilities for the parents, playground equipment, gymnasium, crafts, and an area designated for fun and even includes popcorn and ice cream!

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Your support is appreciated very much, Samee. Thank you for your review!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization has help many families who lost a family member. The National Home for Children saved 2 children in my home town who would of living on the street. I support them 110%.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your review, Sandra.