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Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sissy B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the VFW National Home for Children since 2004 when I visited for the first time as a Jr. Vice for the Ladies Auxiliary. My joy is knowing that when I give a donation, it is going to help make a difference in a Veteran and their family's lives. The Home is run by professional staff, maintained beautifully and always ready with our help line to aid the Veteran and their family find help if possible in their area, but if not to start the process of getting them to the Home where there will not only be a home, but counselling, help with budgeting and many other ways to help the family heal and get back to a normal life - all at no cost to the Veteran or their family.
This facility is a one of a kind tribute to those Veterans who have defended our freedom and is our way of "paying it forward" to those who need our services.
I am a VFW Auxiliary member, Past National President for the Auxiliary and now a Trustee for the National Home and I recommend everyone to get to know what the VFW National Home for Children has to offer and to support the Home with any donations possible.

Comments ( 1 )


mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your dedication to the National Home!


Board Member

Rating: 5

Great Dedication And A Great Help To Veterans And Families. Veterans And Families
Who Have Had Multiple Deployments Deserve Care And A Chance To Heal And
Enjoy Life Again.
The VFW National Home For Children Has Been Helping Military And Veterans'
Families Since 1925


Board Member

Rating: 5

A most dedicated staff and awesome programs and facilities for Veterans families

1 Joan12

Board Member

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children has been helping children and families for many years. They are there for all who have problems and for deployed parents who have no one to leave thier children with. Also for returning veterans who need help returning to society Our help-line is able to connect and help veterans throughout the country.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, I am helping raise money for National Home by starting a fund raising contest between the three States that I represent by offering trophies for the largest donation for the year of 2011. The contest is for Post and Auxiliaries in all three States. I have been the National home chairperson for 12 years. I feel that the work we do there is very important. I love the National Home and all the children and the Military Families who live there. The Home has always been very Special to me every since I made my first visit there. I have raised over $10,000 for the Home for different things. I help raise $1,300 every year for gift cards at Christmas through my Auxiliary. I do that as a Make A Difference Day Project. I hope to can contiue to do this and more over the next 5 years. Yvonne crawford District 4 Trustee