Support Caregivers and wounded solders

Recovering from a catastrophic and permanent war injury takes a significant toll on the entire family.

Fortunately, there are many organizations and programs providing much needed aid and resources to veterans and family caregivers.

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The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

The Military and Veteran Caregiver Network provides support for caregivers of veterans from all wars, not just post-9/11. The MVCN is an award-winning organization that can match caregivers with a mentor, help them support group and provides secure, peer-moderated online discussion groups-- among many other activities.

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RosAlyNn Carter Institute for Caregiving: Operation Family Caregiver

Operation Family Caregiver is specifically for families of returning and veteran service members. Their coaches will visit the caregiver's home, or meet by phone/Skype, to customize a 16- to 24-week program that is unique to each family.

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military connection

Military Connection is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, veterans, and their loved ones.

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Hearts of Valor

Providing caregivers with respites and support groups. The retreats allow caregivers to relax and rejuvenate, while the support groups provide advice and resources.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America: Caregiver Support

Offers support and service options available both in and out of the home to lift the burden of caregiving and help you understand that you are not alone.

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans.

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AARP

AARP is not just for older adults! They also have caregiver resources that can be valuable for military caregiver families. Consider utilizing the resources on this page. AARP is also preparing a caregiving program tailored to caregivers of wounded veterans. In addition, AARP memberships are discounted for members of the military.

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Fisher House

Best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide.

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Disabled American Veterans Unsung Heroes Initiative

The Unsung Heroes Initiative is DAV's national campaign to bring awareness to the selfless service of the nation's veteran caregivers, as well as the many unique challenges they face.

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EasterSeals Resources for Caregivers

Easterseals has many support programs and resources for military caregivers, including free caregiving webinars, military caregiver training, respite care, and more.

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American Legion Family Support Network

The American Legion's Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by America's war on terror.

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VFW Auxilliary: Veteran & Family Support

Veterans, active-duty military and their families often face unexpected challenges and the VFW Auxiliary is here to assist them in their time of need.

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yellow Ribbon Fund: Family Caregiver Program

Provides respite and comfort to caregivers through special events and outings, educational opportunities and scholarships.

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PsychArmor

PsychArmor is the only national institute of its kind, dedicated to bridging the military-civilian divide through FREE ONLINE EDUCATION. Additionally, PsychArmor provides a Support Center staffed with mental health experts.

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operation first response

Our Family Assistance Program was developed with the main purpose of alleviating the financial difficulties facing a wounded Hero’s family. We provide personal and financial services from the onset of the injury or illness, throughout the recovery period, and along the journey from military life to the civilian world.

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National Military Family Association: Operation Purple Healing Adventures

Operation Purple Healing Adventures celebrates rediscovering family-fun and togetherness after an injury.

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Lone Survivor Foundation Therapeutic Retreats

Hosts various types of retreats to meet the specific needs of the populations they serve, with the goal of introducing tools for moving forward successfully.