Creating community for those who have served and sacrificed has been the mission of a Greater Lansing organization for nearly a century.
Headquartered in Eaton Rapids, the VFW National Home for Children has provided a safe and nurturing refuge for current and former service members and their families across the country since 1925.
“As long as there are people willing to sacrifice their freedom for ours, there will be a need for the VFW National Home for Children,” said Executive Director Fred Puffenberger.
VFW National Home for Children recognizes that military service also impacts the families of those who serve, and its program provides active-duty military families, veteran families, and the families of Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary members the opportunity to establish family stability and set a course for their future.
The organization provides free access to a licensed early education center, and participating families work one-on-one with case managers to establish family plans and access programs and services to help these families meet their goals — while also providing families housing for up to four years in one of 42 single-family homes in the VFW National Home for Children’s countryside community.
The National Home, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is supported by the generosity of not only members of the VFW and its auxiliary branch but by thousands of other Americans who understand and support its mission.
The families that the National Home serves come from a wide range of backgrounds with varying levels of need. The customizability of its program is unique and allows the organization to address each family’s individual needs and goals, as well as help support them through access to on-campus and off-campus resources and services.
If you are looking to support the VFW National Home for Children, there are a variety of ways. You could recommend the organization’s aid and support to a military or veteran family, or you could volunteer your time or services to the National Home community.
Visit the VFW National Home for Children website at vfwnationalhome.org or call (800) 424-8360 to learn more.
To help support military and veteran families, donations can be made at the organization’s website at vfwnationalhome.org/donate or through the donor relations department at (866) 483-9642.