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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!

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Rating: 5

I am the Headquarters Admin Assistant for VFW Department of South Carolina. In my daily work I am contacted by Veterans who are in desperate situations. I naturally refer them to any local assistance but I always add the National Home Assistance line. I can not tell you the number of these familys that call me back and praise the National Home. They provide emotional support as well as contact information on assistance available nation wide.
Having been to the Home to visit, I can tell you that the work they do there is only the tip of the iceberg. I can't say enough about how helpful and caring the staff is to all who seek there assistance.

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mktdevteam 03/15/2017

Thank you so much for sharing our Military and Veteran Family Helpline with those in need in your community!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I would like to say thanks to all the stall at the Veterans Of Foreign Wars National Home For Children. They have continued to provide a needed service to the families of our veterans.

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Rating: 5

I am a PhD student with a specialization in Nonprofit Management. I have been aware of the VFW National Home for Children for over 20 years, and they are a top-notch organization. Their mission statement is very clear and is met all the times. They constantly provide the services as advertised, and the services they provide exceed the standards one would expect of such an organization. They should receive an "A-One" rating for all of their programs.