Resources & Support

What resources are available for military & veteran Caregivers?

Caregivers of military and veterans have access to a range of resources and support services designed to assist them in their caregiving role. Looking for local community resources?

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VA Caregiver Support Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a comprehensive Caregiver Support Program, which provides a wide range of services and support to caregivers of eligible veterans. This program includes education and training, caregiver support groups, respite care, counseling, and financial assistance. Caregivers can contact their local VA medical center or visit VA Caregiver Support website for more information.

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Caregiver Support Line

The VA operates a toll-free Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) staffed by trained professionals who can provide information, resources, and emotional support to caregivers of veterans. The Caregiver Support Line is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Building Better Caregivers

is an online program to help Caregivers of Veterans with dementia, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, a serious brain injury or any other serious injury or illness.

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Easter Seals Military and Veteran Caregiver

Easterseals has a long history of service to the veteran community dating back to World War II and is a proud Hidden Heroes Elizabeth Dole Foundation partner. Supports for military caregivers and their families include respite care, inclusive childcare, employment and career services, transportation, behavioral/physical health services and advocacy at the federal and local levels.

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Give An Hour

A non-profit organization offering FREE mental health resources for military and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Hearts of Valor

Hearts of Valor seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of the women who care for our nation’s wounded, ill or injured warriors by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding. Hearts of Valor is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members, created and maintained by Operation Homefront.

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Healing Household 6

Healing Household 6 is unique in that their focus is the partners/children who are victims of domestic violence. They offer mental health, intervention support and resources. Review their programs for specific information and how to obtain their support.

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Hidden Heroes

The goals of Hidden Heroes (Elizabeth Dole Foundation) are to raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day, inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities and to establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support

Hope for the Warriors

The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program identifies, recognizes, and rewards post-9/11 spouses/caregivers for their strength, fidelity, and resolve despite adversity. Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well being of their families.

Independence Fund

The Independence Fund’s mission is to empower our severely wounded Veterans and their Caregivers to take control of their lives. They provide the resources and tools that enable Veterans to regain their independence, and fight for their ability to sustain it.

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Military & Veteran Caregiver Network (American Red Cross)

The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to service members and veterans living with wounds, illnesses, injuries and/or aging.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense program that offers support and resources to military families, including caregivers of veterans. Military OneSource provides confidential counseling, educational resources, and referrals to community-based support services. Caregivers can access Military OneSource services online or by calling 1-800-342-9647 or visiting online.

Veteran Caregiver

As a veteran or a Caregiver of a veteran or service member, your life may be altered by injury, illness, or aging. If you’re feeling isolated or alone, want or need people around you who “get it”, and you’d benefit from networking with peers and professionals, community health and recovery resources, you’ve come to the right place. Caregiver Peer Support is remarkable and valued and helping or receiving help can come at just the right time to make a difference.

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VA Medical Centers

VA medical centers offer a variety of services and programs to support caregivers of veterans, including caregiver education and training sessions, caregiver support groups, and respite care services.

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Warrior Care

A comprehensive resource directory for caregivers.

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Wounded Veteran Family Care

We fill a gap in support for caregivers who provide daily, substantial care for their wounded veteran and their families. Our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program (WVFCP) works hand in hand with coordinating agencies to remove barriers by providing advocacy and support to caregivers negotiating benefits, including PCAFC benefits.