VFW National Home for Children

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This issue we are highlighting the VFW National Home for Children, an organization open to families of active-duty U.S. military personnel, veterans, and descendants of members of the VFW and its auxiliary.

Since its founding in 1925 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the VFW National Home for Children has grown from an old frame farmhouse to a sprawling campus with playgrounds, park areas, 42 single-family homes, and other facilities including a community center and gymnasium, childcare center, guest lodge, chapel, and administrative offices. The Home offers struggling military and veteran families a chance to heal and work toward their goals with a personal caseworker while living in one of the houses in the National Home community. The program is a one- to four-year program.

Over the years, the National Home’s services have evolved to meet the changing needs of America’s military and veterans’ families: One aspect is the Military and Veteran Family Helpline, which seeks to aid callers with information and connections to needed services wherever they are in the U.S. A call to the Helpline can also serve as the first step to living in the National Home Community.

For more information, visit www.vfwnationalhome.org.

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