"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.”



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 service member 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.


It is not uncommon for us to receive calls and emails with questions regarding eligibility to live at the National Home. 

There are three lanes of eligibility through which a family can apply to live at the National Home.

Eligibility stems from the child(ren) in the family. They are: 

1) a veteran family (at least one parent that has served and been honorably discharged). 

2) an active duty military family (a parent is currently serving in the armed forces or reserves). 

3) a family that is related to a VFW or Auxiliary member (this include step-parents/grandparents).

This third lane is the most wide-reaching, as many people living in the United States have a parent or grandparent who has served. Sometimes, the child’s parent or grandparent is not a VFW or Auxiliary member, but are eligible to become one.  If they become a member, then the family is eligible to apply to live at the National Home.

The first step to living at the National Home is always through our Helpline at 800.313.4200.  Helpline staff will help callers to determine eligibility.




                                                                   BECOME A CENTENNIAL MEMBER

The VFW National Home will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2025, and we want you to be part of it. That’s why we are inviting you to join our Centennial Membership.

As a token of our appreciation, we are making this special offer available to current and nonmembers. When you apply between April 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025, we offer the following benefits:

  • Exclusive Centennial Membership Pin
  • 10% Off Souvenirs and Apparel
  • Reduced Guest Lodge Rate
  • Exclusive Member-only Apparel

We want to thank you for your kindness and generosity to veteran families. We are excited to have you join us in our second century of service.


 Applications will be available, and you can apply online beginning April 1, 2024, on our website at  https://vfwnationalhome.org/you-can-help/membership/.