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!
Your support is appreciated very much, Samee. Thank you for your review!
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 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.
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.
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!!
When I visited this facility and interacted with the children it was such a joy to see the smile on their face when catching a fish in the lake or when they caught a ball or hit it for a base hit. Love this place and what they do for our Veterans and their family.
Thank you for visiting us! Your support is appreciated.
When I visit the National Home its always a joy to see the staff work and play with the children and visit the parents. The children run up to the workers (all of them) and say hi or give them a hug. What a wonderful site. The parents are given time to regain their balance of family and work/school. A lot of the parents get their college degree. They learn to balance a budget which helps them once they get their own home. The children go to local schools and get involved in local sports. When I leave National Home I am in such a joy state to see that our Veterans and families are being helped.
Thank you so much for your kind words! All of the staff at the National Home are very passionate about what we do. Thank you for volunteering your time to help us continue to serve our nation's military and veteran families.
I have always had the utmost respect for veterans and what they have done for us and our country. So when I recently moved to the area and saw that the VFW National Home for Children was located there, I knew I wanted to give back and volunteer. I was met with nothing but kindness and gratitude. I volunteer about 2-3 times a week and look forward to coming to this beautiful, serene, and calming campus every time. The staff do a wonderful job for the veterans who need a little assistance and I'm incredibly grateful to be a part of it, no matter how small my part may seem.
I have been involved with the National Home for the last seven years, helping to host the Department of Missouri bus trip to the Fall Festival. I have always found the Staff to be passionately committed to the health, education and well-being of the residents. The Administration looks for any possible way to stretch resources, such as collecting enough labels to get seven vans for Home use. That's over seven million labels!!! Dedication personified.
I am a member of the VFW Auxiliary to Post 2434 (Biloxi, MS). My friend and I are proud to support this great organization which helps veterans and their families during difficult times. It is so much more than the name implies, for example, on the VFW National Childrens' Home campus are many houses supported by individual states by the VFW and Auxiliary members. Mississippi has a home there. My friend and I also tell all our friends, both VFW and VFW Auxiliary members, and relatives and encourage them to donate to this organization/facility by having them sign up as lifetime members for as little as $35. I consider myself as a volunteer although I live in Mississippi and the Home is in Michigan.
It is a privilege to rank the VFW National Home for Children. It is one of the very few organizations which I whole-heartedly support. Being a veteran myself, I am proud of the many ways the National Home for Children helps and supports our veterans and their families when they need help. I encourage all my friends and fellow veterans to support this Home which is more than just for children.
What an incredible place! I was so glad to volunteer at a place that helps veterans and their families. The program makes sense and really seems to help families get 'back on their feet.' The staff were very kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend donating your time and/or funds to help this worthwhile cause. -Julie S, USAF Veteran, Dubuque, Iowa
The houses and grounds are kept meticulous! There is a lot of history there. So many families have come thru there and were able to get assistance. The staff is all friendly and extremely helpful and welcoming. We stayed in the guesthouse, which is really more like a motel. Everything is clean and well maintained. We painted a room off the new museum and sorted and scanned photos. I really enjoyed getting to see the time capsule of memories. Tim and the staff were just as concerned that we were enjoying ourselves as we were to do a good job. I would do it again! I definitely would recommend them - they are deserving of your time and donations!
Great support for our military and families. The states all take part by building homes for the families then by taking care of the homes with donartions from the Posts.
The homes and grounds of this facility represent the highest levels of workmanship and care that can be seen in American neighborhoods. Anyone would be proud to call this place home, and the staff has the deepest regard for making our guests comfortable. Our visits here are always very pleasant, with everyone using the most courteous hospitality.
The National Home is a great place who helps keep families together or helps children with no families
become productive and proud individuals within our Communities. These children have the opportunity to stay together as a unit and are given great changes to continue their education. Many have gone on to college and given back to the Home and our world by joining the military service (which is not a requirement) Other have gone on into the work force with confidence and pride for their Country.
This is an important Home where the need unfortunately is needed now even more than in the past with
so much going on in the world with the conflicts and economy where families can not always help and take on additional members as in the past. There are many VFW Comrades and Auxiliary Sisters who support this Home as well as the employees who work there that think of all the children as part of our
families and give them our love and thoughts throughout the years.
The VFW National Home for Children is a God send. The way they truly care for the families of Veterans, especially the children, is amazing. I recently visited their campus and was blown away how they offer so much on what they receive. The residents are happy and secure with this environment.
The VFW National Home for Children is an outstanding non-profit organization. I have heard many stories of veterans who have come home from military service overseas, have lost jobs and are suffering from PTSD. They cannot take care of their children for this reason or because spouses have left them while they were serving and cannot make ends meet when they get home. The VFW National Home for Children has been there to help many veterans in situations such as this. The children thrive at the National Home and the parent is able to get back on their feet and realize what a service they have performed for our county and what a tremendous service they still have to contribute to our world! This non-profit organization does not allow any veteran to be left behind and this, in itself, is worthy of an outstanding rating for a non-profit organization.
Our VFW Post conducts an annual fundraising weekend to support the Tennessee home on the Eaton Rapids campus. We feel that is an important outreach program to veterans and survivors. A visit to the campus only reinforced that.
I am extremely impressed by the VFW National Home for Children and its comfort to our military and their dependents. I was blessed by a visit during a day trip from Indianapolis. I am proud that our post in Memphis saw fit to change its beneficiary of our annual fundraiser from a local hospital for children to the Tennessee House at the Home.