"The VFW National Home assists military, veterans, and their families with children, by creating a foundation of services and resources to achieve their personal and family goals in order to move forward in a positive, safe and healthy environment.”
ABOUT THE NATIONAL HOME
Born from the belief that America needs to care for the children and families of men and women who sacrificed for our country, the VFW National Home is a place of healing, support and refuge.
It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their servicemember 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.
Families find a healing calm in a tranquil, rural, small-town community resting on 240 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Tree-lined streets connect 42 single-family homes with facilities like our gym, library, computer and science labs, daycare center, playgrounds, fishing pond, hiking trails and more.
The reach and the services they provide extend far beyond the Grand Rapids, Michigan so Veterans and their families do not need to live on the campus in order to receive assistance.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The National Home has many wonderful opportunities to support their mission and a variety of ways to donate. Please click on the image below to learn more.