National Home Awareness Week March 23rd-29th.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and its Ladies Auxiliary recognized their National Home Awareness Week March 23rd-29th.
National Home was established in Eaton Rapids, Michigan in 1925, for the purpose of caring for children and Veteran’s families. It is a non-profit, self-supporting ‘city within a city’, providing a home, schooling, medical care and all facets of a family lifestyle.
Veteran’s Organizations contribute readily to National Home to help maintain the many ‘houses’ and employees at National Home. National Home offers nationwide assistance and referrals of supportive services to Veterans and their families in their own community. This includes active military personnel who may need a place for their children while serving overseas or just some assistance.
National Home strives to provide the best care possible through their on-campus programs and National Home Helpline. Often children are placed at National Home while a Veteran is serving overseas and then reunited with their family upon his or her return to the states. The home sponsors many activities besides schooling and often cares for residents from infancy through high school and sometimes college. Single parent families are often helped as well.
Veterans with a disability, who are pursuing vocational rehabilitation may also be helped if a VFW member.
Eligibility is based on the children having a living (or deceased) parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who is (or was) a member of the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary and if living must be a member in good standing.