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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

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After visiting this facility I came away thinking everyone needs to know of the wonderful facility that directly helps service men and women families. All citizens need to go for a tour and listen to the employees to experience first hand the works that National Home for Children does daily for those in dire need. Families have gotten back on their feet, they have met those who share similar life experiences and I would venture to guess they have made lifelong friends during their stay at National Home for Children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited the VFW National Home for Children on a couple of different occasions. The work they do is fantastic. It pays tribute to those that have served, are serving, and those that will serve in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

We are so glad that you had a chance to visit us and experience the National Home's impact. Thank you for your support!

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!

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children is a beautiful setting for military families to receive assistance with a place to live while learning to make a new start on life when life has failed them in some way. The staff are professional trained to lead the families back to independence and success. The children learn responsibility through projects like animal husbandry in addition to getting an education in the local schools. Parents either attend college or receive job training. They attend classes on the campus for parenting skills, financial advice, etc. to help them prepare for a successful and fulfilling life after leaving the campus.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been at the National Home for children many times it is such a great place. It's wonderful to have such a great place where our Veterans Spouses and their children can go to get A new start.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to have visited this wonderful facility. When I got there and had been with the children and families I was over whelmed with all the happiness I felt we had a great time went skating and then had an Easter celebration. Not too many know of this place but the world should know. The staff go above an above to make all feel welcome and at home. There should be more places like this and the world would be a better place

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

We're so glad that you had the opportunity to visit us. Thank you so much for your support!