The Military Order of the Cootie (MOC) of the United States is a non-profit Veterans Service Organization. We are known as "The Honor Degree of the VFW” and our members are comprised of the officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the MOC is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

Families are welcomed to our small-town community where they may live for up to 4 years. They work to identify what they need and want to accomplish, during which time they are provided:


A single-family home in our community for up to four years with no cost. 


Tutoring, classes, secondary financial assistance and more to help
accomplish goals. 


Licensed childcare while at work, school or for respite. 

Basic Needs

Food, health care and clothing, if needed.


Opportunities to help with becoming whole and healthy. 

Case Management

A caring professional dedicated to providing the expertise, compassion, support and guidance needed for the family to succeed.

Military and Veteran Family Helpline

A free service that offers information, creates connections and gives hope to struggling military and veteran families. Call 800-313-4200 to speak with one of our experienced problem-solvers who care deeply about veterans and their families. 

In accepting families to our program, we ask only one thing of them: They must be committed to making changes in their lives. To remain at the National Home, they are expected to demonstrate consistent progress toward family goals. Together, in partnership with the whole family, we are dedicated to helping each family reach its full potential.