Being a caregiver is hard enough, that's why we want to make sure that you have the resources available to take care of yourself.
Below is a list of the top caregiver support resources across the country. The most extensive resource for caregivers is organized by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation; click here for their comprehensive list.
Blue Star Families | The Blue Star Families' mission is to support, connect, and empower all military family members, regardless of rank or branch of service.
Easterseals | Embrace and support military caregivers, particularly as they transition into this new experience, life-long caregiving trajectory and unfamiliar – yet vital role — within their families and communities.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation | Since its inception in 2012, the Dole Foundation has been the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured veterans. Within the Foundation is the Hidden Heroes community, a network full of peer support, advocacy and years of experience in caring for veterans of all eras, wounds and illnesses.
Hidden Heroes | Brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.
Hope for the Warriors | Hope For the Warriors' Caregiver Support Services are available to military and veteran caregivers of post-9/11 service members or veterans that have been physically or psychologically wounded.
Military and Veteran Caregiver Network | The MVCN supports caregivers of all ages, eras and stages, offering peer support and access to partner organizations’ resources and services, with the goal of increasing caregivers’ connectedness, hopefulness, wellness, knowledge and skills.
Operation Gratitude | Operation Gratitude recognizes the commitment and dedication of caregivers from all eras and wants to thank each of them for their sacrifices. Together with our partners, we have created a special Wounded Hero & Caregiver Care Package!
Operation Homefront | Seeks to support caregivers in their own journey of healing by facilitating an online community that provides social connections to other caregivers in similar situations, fostering support groups by geographic area to encourage resource sharing and friendships, and sponsoring annual retreats to provide education on relevant issues. (Programs include Hearts of Valor and the Transitional Housing Program)
PsychArmor Institute | PsychArmor's mission is to bridge the civilian-military divide by ensuring that every American has the tools and resources needed to engage effectively with service members and veterans.
TBI Warrior Foundation | Provides a number of workshops for military caregivers. Caregiving Skills Toolbox is a hands-on training to equip family caregivers with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to effectively assist individuals with paralysis.
Wounded Warrior Project | WWP is ready to assist family members and caregivers adjusting to life with a wounded veteran for their lifetime. (Programs include Couples Project Odyssey, Independence Program, Caregiver Support and Long Term Support Trust)
Yellow Ribbon Fund | YRF is a local, grass-roots organization with national reach that provides practical, high-touch support to wounded, ill, or injured service members, caregivers, and families in the DC area at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir and as they transition back to their home communities.
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