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Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

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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 descendants

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

249 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited the National Home and toured the property. They provide unmatched services & support to Veterans and their families who experience difficulties as a result of the Service member's service to our country.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for visiting and supporting the VFW National Home for Children!

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Rating: 5

With an unemployment rate over 3 times the national average for Military Spouses, the effect of the death, or illness, of the Service Member "breadwinner" is not only an extremely difficult emotional loss to the Family, but a potentially devastating financial one as well that can lead to Military Families being thrust into poverty. With high costs for childcare, the risk of homelessness is a real and scary possibility. Thanks to the VFW National Home For Children (NHFC), not only the Children of the Service Member, and Veterans, but also the Spouse have a safe and loving place to go and call home. The community of support is unparalleled. The VFW NFHC gives a hand up, not a handout by offering job and skill training opportunities to help the families attain gainful employment which leads to independent living when they are able to progress to the point where they are able to move out, support themselves, and even buy their own home! Though I have fortunately not needed the service, my wife and I do talk about worst-case scenarios, and it is comforting to know that should something happen to me, my Wife and newborn daughter will have a place they can go and be well taken care of until they are able to regain their independence. Programs like this one are amazing. Knowing that the VFW continues to take care of the needs of military and veteran families is something that is truly a blessing. I know that I cannot purchase the kind of peace of mind I have that knowing the VFW National Home For Children is there gives me. Many of my comrades and their families have been helped, and are now back on their feet and giving back by continuing to be of service to the military community in too many ways to mention. Thank you VFW! You truly do live up to your motto "No one does more for Veterans"! I would add "and their families" to make it even more accurate! Keep doing what you do! NO ONE DOES IT BETTER in my opinion.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that our existence gives peace of mind to our nation's veterans and their families. Your support is appreciated!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The VFW Children's Home has helped many veterans' families over the years. They take care of service members' children while they are away on active duty. It doesn't get any better than that.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your review!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited this home many times over the past 20 years. Each time has been rewarding since they truly care about all of their residents even past ones. Once a family is at the National home, they are remembered for life and if they require assistance in their future, the National home will always reach out to assist.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your long-standing support for the National Home!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a financial supported of the VFW National Home for Children since 1975. A great place to assist youngsters & their families to grow up with many activities, education, their own fire dept., athletics etc. The staff continuously is working to always give families that TLC touch & work to make the Home a great place to grow up and live.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for you support!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for the VFW....and this home is part of our donations, we give to every year....

They do great things with the money! And help a lot of kids!

They even just got another van...just from collecting Cambells soup labels! Which our unit helped to contribute...so in a way...helped them get the much needed van for the kids!

Please support them, anyway you can! :-)

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for donating your time and monetary gifts to help us at the National Home! Your support is invaluable.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children. I was so amazed at the wonderful work they do for our Veterans and their families. So many soldiers are coming home from war facing problems in their lives such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Disorder, Financial Issues, Family Crisis and much more. The National Home for Children gives Veterans a safe haven to get their life back in order. They use a screening process and guidance that is needed to get the Family back into a stable environment. No one does more for Veterans than the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary. The National Home for Children is one example of the great work that is done for Veterans.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for your visit and support!

Donor

Rating: 5

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND WORTHWHILE NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR COUNTRY. THIS HOME PROVIDES A HOME,PROJECTS AND STABILITY FOR FAMILIES OF OUR COUNTRIES VETERANS. WE OWE OUR GRATITUDE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY AND ARE DEDICATED TO CARE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.
I BELIEVE IT IS OUR DUTY TO SUPPORT THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is perfect place for kids and there
Parents to live. When one parent is deployed, or the child has no place to go, or when the parent is deceased

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your review! Children and their parents come here due to a wide variety of reasons.

Mary509

Donor

Rating: 5

In this day and age, it's good to know there is still a place to go, people who care, and willing to help. All in one stop shop to get back on your feet; food, shelter, and training or counseling. It does the heart good to know the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children exist. Thank you for all you do for those who did all they could do for our country!

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for your support, Mary!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

VFW National Home for Children provides a home for a Veteran family who has lost a spouse and has children or even a veteran and spouse with children that have fallen on hard times. I visited the VFW National Home late last year and it was amazing. VFW National Home for Children really needs more help to continue what they do. They should not be a secret because if they received more exposure I am sure many more caring Americans would help them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known about VFW National Home for Children when I first joined VFW Auxiliary in 2011. In 2015 I was able to visit this amazing place. I got a private tour and was shown the museum, the child care centre, the various out buildings, parks and pond with the Scout House across the way. Montana House is a working farm where 4H is was pointed out to me across the massive field. The after school place was also pointed out, this is where volunteers teach children sewing, cooking and various other things along with crafts.

Being part of VFW Auxiliary we support this great institution and know it runs on donations only.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a much needed and worthy cause. thank you for your work with children and families.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had an association with the VFW National Home for Children for at least 50 years. They have helped many veterans' families with a home, education and community life. Every dollar that I have sent has been well spent.

Donor

Rating: 5

They provide a much needed service to families of Veterans.

Robert141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children is essential in helping the families and children of our nations war heroes. Many of them need assistance when a spouse is deployed and they cannot afford to keep a home stateside. The National Home then allows the family to live at the Home until the spouse returns and then even has the spouse stay at the Home until the family unit can fully function and then assists them in finding a home of their own. Many children of our nations war heroes have been permitted to get a great education and superior experiences at the Home and have then gone on to college and become outstanding citizens.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have observed, first hand, of the support given to children and families of our Veterans.

Rescuer

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud supporter of the VFW National Home for Children because they have always stayed true to their Mission, and have adjusted their mission to meet current needs. Hundreds (thousands?) of children, and now, families have been kept from homelessness and desperation because the VFWNH has been able to provide emergency and long term assistance.
I will be a supporter of the Home for the rest of my life.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children has been my favorite for years. How wonderful that our military families have such a wonderful place as a safe harbor when they desperately need assistance. Thank you again for the wonderful job you always do.
Catherine Steel, South Carolina

Donor

Rating: 5

Hawaii VFW have a Home there that we support.
We receive timely reports/reviews and especially
financial reports that are transparent.
Management is up front and very professional.

Norbert K. Enos
State Adjutant - Quartermaster
Past National Inspector General