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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

136 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children has provided a tremendous service to our Nation and its veterans for decades. When I visited last spring, I was truly amazed at the professionalism, care, education along with a variety of other services that the staff provides to military and veteran families that truly need it. In so many cases, they bring in families that have no options and no place to go. The outstanding staff at the National Home work with the families to get them back on track in an extremely safe and supportive environment. Words simply do not do justice to the impact this fine institution has on families.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a Vietnam War veteran, Army Nurse, and when I joined the VFW, in 2011, I learned about this wonderful charity. I'm a "Life Member" of the VFW's National Home for Children and follow their progress through mailings, e-mails, and word-of-mouth reports from other veterans, who have visited the "Home", in person. A few years ago, I even met a man, who had come to live at the VFW Home for Children, in 1926. He became a WWII veteran and has had a deep appreciation for the "Home", all his life. This is a very worthy cause and deserving of all the support they can get, from veterans as well as the general public. I urge all my friends to visit their website: www.vfwnationalhome.org.

Donor

Rating: 5

It warms my heart to see organizations like this giving back to those that defend our freedom and fall on hard times and just need a break from it all to get back on their feet again.

Donor

Rating: 5

Not until I joined the VFW did I know what the VFW National Home for Children was about. After which it was not a hard decision to become a Life Member of the National Home. I am looking forward taken a trip up to Eaton Rapids, MI. to visit.
There are many nonprofits but the Nat'l Home for Children really struck a chord with me for what they do. I am very honored to be a Life Member of the National Home for Children.

Donor

Rating: 5

The premier home for childen of passed-on, disabled and abandon children of veterans there is no better. In fact NY, where I live, sponsors two homes due to the fragility of the children and single parents who reside here.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW's National Home for Children over the years has been God-sent for so many Active duty military, VFW members and disabled Veterans in need for there children to have a safe and caring place to leave children until they can be re-united. It have been very fulfilling to raise funds in support for this children's home which is truly a national treasure.
Member
VFW Post 3396

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a life member of the VFW National Home for Children. People have no idea some of the trails our military families have. A young single Mom gets deployed, but has no one to care for her child until she contacts the National Home. When someone comes home from the war zone and finds they lost their home and heir children are emotional lost, the national home will be there to help pick up their lives again and the soldier to get back into civil life.
There are unless stories that the VFW National Home for Children has helped. I donate throughout the year when ever I can.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children does an outstanding job taking care of our veterans and families. They provide a home for a military family that is going through rough times either caused by loss of a loved one, disability due to a deployment. They help the family get back on their feet.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your review!

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children provides a haven for military families that have suffered the most devastating loss imaginable. The staff there is so supportive and caring. They give the families a reason to carry on and the tools to help them.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a VFW Life Member since November 2011. I have read up on what the VFW National Home does and it is a great asset to families that need assistance and have become a life member of the National Home also. I think there is no better service to families that need a place to stay. I know the National Home relies strictly on donations and I make donation every year now.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for your support!