Support Caregivers and wounded solders

Recovering from a catastrophic and permanent war injury takes a significant toll on the entire family. It strains relationships, adds stress to already challenging parts of life, such as: expenses, health care, child care, self-care, home and auto maintenance, and often forces everyday tasks and chores, like cooking, cleaning and shopping, to take a backseat. 

Fortunately, there are many organizations and programs across the country focused on providing much needed aid and resources to veterans and family caregivers. However, most operate solely on donations and rely heavily on volunteers to delivery services.

If you would like to help, below are some excellent programs to support veteran caregivers and their families.

Support the Film

You can also help get the word out about military caregivers by supporting our film. 

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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.


caregiver action network

The Caregiver Action Network is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.


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.


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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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.


Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes is a multi-year, multi-faceted campaign that brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.

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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.


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.


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. 


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.


Operation Home Front

Operation Homefront's goal is to make sure military families have a place to live. provides great opportunities to volunteer locally and to run community fundraisers.

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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.


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.


Project Evergreen: GreenCare & SnowCare For Troops

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops programs provide complimentary lawn and landscape services, and snow and ice removal services for the families of currently deployed military personnel, and post 9/11 disabled veterans with a service-connected disability.


Roslyn 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.


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.


The Soldiers Project

Free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to any active duty or veteran who has served since 9/11/2001. Services are provided to families and loved ones too --wives, husbands, partners, parents and children.


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.