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.
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.
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.
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.
VFW Post 3396
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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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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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I am a life member of the VFW National Home for Children. People have no idea some of the trails our military families have. A young single Mom gets deployed, but has no one to care for her child until she contacts the National Home. When someone comes home from the war zone and finds they lost their home and heir children are emotional lost, the national home will be there to help pick up their lives again and the soldier to get back into civil life.
There are unless stories that the VFW National Home for Children has helped. I donate throughout the year when ever I can.
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The VFW National Home for Children does an outstanding job taking care of our veterans and families. They provide a home for a military family that is going through rough times either caused by loss of a loved one, disability due to a deployment. They help the family get back on their feet.
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I am a member from Missouri and had the chance to visit and let me tell you what they do there for the families is right on. The Missouri house had a mother of two living in it and she was on her last year but was ready to take on the world after all of her training she received because of the home.
We are so glad that you had a chance to visit us and experience the National Home's impact. Thank you for your support!
I am a VFW Life Member since November 2011. I have read up on what the VFW National Home does and it is a great asset to families that need assistance and have become a life member of the National Home also. I think there is no better service to families that need a place to stay. I know the National Home relies strictly on donations and I make donation every year now.
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I have seen first hand all the great works of this non-profit. Many mothers and children came from very tough times and were able to get an education, learn positive life-skills, heal, and grow into positive and responsible adults and children.
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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.
Thank you so much for visiting and supporting the VFW National Home for Children!
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.
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!
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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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.
Thank you for your long-standing support for the National Home!
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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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! :-)
Thank you for donating your time and monetary gifts to help us at the National Home! Your support is invaluable.
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.
Thank you so much for your visit and support!
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.
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
Thank you for your review! Children and their parents come here due to a wide variety of reasons.
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!
Thank you so much for your support, Mary!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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
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
My father was a World War II veteran and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, with my mother an active member of the Auxiliary. When he died suddenly in 1972, Mom was left alone with 5 children--all still in school. Because of the National Home's high standards and ideals, Mom seriously considered moving to the National Home. She was willing to move her family hundreds of miles, from South Dakota to Michigan, to provide us shelter and security. Ultimately, we did not have to make that move. But knowing that the National Home was there for us, I know it eased Mom's cares and concerns for our future. Fast forward a few decades...I was able to visit the VFW National Home for Children in 2014. Witnessing first hand that the high standards of caring, counseling, training and security on their campus remained the same, was very inspiring for me. I am a very proud life member supporter of the VFW National Home for Children! I have always be amazed that they continue their outstanding work for all Veterans and their families without ANY government assistance. ALL of their work is accomplished through donations from the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their Auxiliaries. In my opinion, the VFW National Home for Children is most qualified in receiving assistance in their advertising needs.
The VFW home has been in Michigan t for a long time taking care of your most precious gift. Our children ! And they really are all our children. The children live there with loving house parents , just like a real family anywhere. They learn to be self sufficient. They learn to take care of themselves and others. They are protected under VFW and Auxiliary arms of love. They are the future .
The VFW National home for Children and their families are well served in this quite community. Here families can heal together and grow together as a unit. Not only do they honor our Nation's heroes but continue to care for the the children of those who have given the last full measure to this great country. The programs they offer care these children and their families through their entire lives.
Wow, what a wonderful, peaceful place for children and the their families to become whole again. The best thing that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary could do for a Veteran. The staff will even reach out and care for families in need all across the Nation when called on to do so. Money spent here is well invested in children who need the care.