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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

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.