VFW National Home for Children
The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children will provide children, youth and families of veterans, active-duty military and members of the VFW and its Auxiliary opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so will serve as a living memorial to all veterans." It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war -- mothers and children, brothers and sisters -- could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home. Today's families face different challenges -- reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.
About VFW National Home for Children
In the 1920s, there were almost no social programs or services available for the widows and orphans of WWI veterans. With no source of income, these mothers were left unable to provide for their children. Realizing this, and feeling a profound responsibility to care for these veteran families, the Veterans of Foreign Wars established the VFW National Home for Children in 1925.
Veteran families face different challenges today – reintegration, post-traumatic stress, and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others – and the National Home has evolved to meet those changing needs.
Today our program helps active-duty military families, veteran families, and the families of VFW and Auxiliary members, offering them case management services to establish family plans for the future and set goals. All families have access to educational, recreational, and enrichment opportunities, as well as free housing and daycare in our countryside community.
Though our program has grown and adapted, we remain committed to the fact that every child deserves a happy childhood. The VFW National Home for Children helps provide families with the tools they need to sustain a happy home life. As always, we receive no government funding, operating entirely on private donations from caring individuals.
- Full Time position with 13 paid holidays and a Benefits Package