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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

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.