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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

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

During a recent visit to the home I met a young couple with their very small child. We stopped to visit for a bit. The young man was just back from deployment in Afghanistan. He and his family were residents of the home during his treatment for PTSD at a local VA facility. The home gave them a place to live during his treatment time, otherwise they would not have had a place to live. They were grateful for all the help given by the folks at the National Home. He and his wife thanked us many times for all the help and and explained what a blessing it was to have the services of the National Home available to them.
Ed McCray, Commander, VFW District 1, Dept. of Ohio