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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

137 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

They provide a much needed service to families of Veterans.

Rescuer

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a proud supporter of the VFW National Home for Children because they have always stayed true to their Mission, and have adjusted their mission to meet current needs. Hundreds (thousands?) of children, and now, families have been kept from homelessness and desperation because the VFWNH has been able to provide emergency and long term assistance.
I will be a supporter of the Home for the rest of my life.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children has been my favorite for years. How wonderful that our military families have such a wonderful place as a safe harbor when they desperately need assistance. Thank you again for the wonderful job you always do.
Catherine Steel, South Carolina

Donor

Rating: 5

Hawaii VFW have a Home there that we support.
We receive timely reports/reviews and especially
financial reports that are transparent.
Management is up front and very professional.

Norbert K. Enos
State Adjutant - Quartermaster
Past National Inspector General

Donor

Rating: 5

My father was a World War II veteran and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, with my mother an active member of the Auxiliary. When he died suddenly in 1972, Mom was left alone with 5 children--all still in school. Because of the National Home's high standards and ideals, Mom seriously considered moving to the National Home. She was willing to move her family hundreds of miles, from South Dakota to Michigan, to provide us shelter and security. Ultimately, we did not have to make that move. But knowing that the National Home was there for us, I know it eased Mom's cares and concerns for our future. Fast forward a few decades...I was able to visit the VFW National Home for Children in 2014. Witnessing first hand that the high standards of caring, counseling, training and security on their campus remained the same, was very inspiring for me. I am a very proud life member supporter of the VFW National Home for Children! I have always be amazed that they continue their outstanding work for all Veterans and their families without ANY government assistance. ALL of their work is accomplished through donations from the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their Auxiliaries. In my opinion, the VFW National Home for Children is most qualified in receiving assistance in their advertising needs.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW home has been in Michigan t for a long time taking care of your most precious gift. Our children ! And they really are all our children. The children live there with loving house parents , just like a real family anywhere. They learn to be self sufficient. They learn to take care of themselves and others. They are protected under VFW and Auxiliary arms of love. They are the future .

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National home for Children and their families are well served in this quite community. Here families can heal together and grow together as a unit. Not only do they honor our Nation's heroes but continue to care for the the children of those who have given the last full measure to this great country. The programs they offer care these children and their families through their entire lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow, what a wonderful, peaceful place for children and the their families to become whole again. The best thing that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary could do for a Veteran. The staff will even reach out and care for families in need all across the Nation when called on to do so. Money spent here is well invested in children who need the care.

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited the VFW National Home for Children in September, 2016 and was extremely impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and friendliness of the entire staff. The homes, grounds and facilities for the children and families are excellent. I have never seen a better run non-profit.

Pete Walter
8 Tallowood Drive
Westampton. NJ 08060

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Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home for Children is certainly the most welcome and compassionate place for children of veterans and their parents who have experienced a great loss in their lives. Many of the families are single parent after losing a parent in service to our nation. I have visited the home and families and have seen the love and hope in their eyes.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW is a wonderful place. It salvages lives and especially gives hope to children. There is an aura of happiness infused throughout the whole home. People are even changed by just visiting the home and observing for themselves. They truly do God's great work there on a daily basis.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited the Home. I was really impressed with all they do for families and children. There is a strong commitment to help families get back on their feet. Their is a great educational program. Finacial training is important for family growth. It just one facet of what the Home can do. It's not an institution, it's a FAMILY helping each other.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was badly wounded in combat as a Marine infantryman in Vietnam.
I know what it is like to come home and try to put your life back together.Those times were troubled, just like these.
Earlier this week I sent a check to this organization, it is the only way I have to thank the family and friends who helped me , most of whom are now dead.
I have yet to wake up in the middle of the night and think that I have done too much for other people , so although I am a small donor I will give again.
America's veterans have given so much, and in many cases everything.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for sharing your story, Franky. There is no donation too small. Your support is very much appreciated.

Donor

Rating: 5

The VFW National Home provides a life-changing opportunity for veterans and their families by providing free housing, education and job training, counseling services and more!

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your review!

Lawrence E.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a Life Member donor to the VFW National Home for Children, I feel my individual and my post's contributions provide help to families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and –- recognizing that the effects of war can last for generations -- descendants of members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Your contributions are very much appreciated!

Donor

Rating: 5

VFW National Home for Children brings help to veterans' families in need. But it also provides a channel for veterans living abroad to help veterans in the United States. We help local charities and it is rewarding, but overseas most local charities are part of the community but have no veterans' families. We can give to both and feel the gift of giving both in our local community abroad and VFW National Home in out home country.

Norman5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had a couple of opportunities to visit the National Home and found it to be a beautiful facility filled with loving and caring professionals. I have met the staff and spoken to the families there and heard many wonderful success stories. The facility is well managed and equipped for success from the housing to the fishing lake to the 4H farm to the child care facility to the museum and even it's very own fire station it is a place to be very proud of. I am honored to be a Life Member of the National Home and look forward to my next opportunity to visit.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you for your continued support, Norman. We look forward to your next visit as well!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids MI., for many years. The name is a bit confusing, because the Home serves children, but also serves families of Veterans, and active duty military. The services are truly inclusive, as the Home provides housing, Education, Daycare, Case Management, Basic Needs, such as food and clothing, health care and recreation.
The Home is truly a community of caring focused on the needs of the folks welcomed in. Compassion, encouragement and love are all part of the culture at the Home.
They stretch their dollars, facilitate hundreds of Volunteers, and have the generous support of Veterans from all generations.
I will be a life time donor to this excellent organization and I recommend them to everyone I meet.

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mktdevteam 03/28/2017

Thank you so much for your support! Because of caring individuals like you, we are able to do what we do.

Donor

Rating: 5

What can I say, children and veterans, two groups so very close to my heart. They give up so much to keep us safe, I love being able to give back in a small way to the VF W national home to give families a safe and comforting place to live when they need it.

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mktdevteam 03/15/2017

Thank you for your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have only been a person that has donated a few times, but I can see the work that this agency does for children and families. I appreciate that there is something like this to help the children of Veterans.

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mktdevteam 03/15/2017

Thank you for helping to support the National Home. Your donations are appreciated!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been giving a monthly gift to this organization for several years. I feel my donations are being used wisely and appreciate that it is a organization that has longevity and my gifts are beneficial to many veteran families.