Caregivers Support Program - Community Resources
CaringBridge provides free, secure, personal websites – as a dedicated platform – to assist family and friends in communicating with loved ones during any type of health journey. CaringBridge makes it easy for family caregivers and friends to communicate health updates, request help for chores and errands, stay connected with loved ones, share photos and more. Please visit https://military.caringbridge.org/va/ *
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Community is available for those caring for wounded, ill, or injured Veterans or service members along the caregiving journey. Whether this is comprehensive case management support, assistance with applying for benefits, or just a listening ear, Hidden Heroes is available to help. By signing up with the registry, caregivers have access to local events and programs in one’s hometown. A directory of resources and support through caregiver peers is available at https://hiddenheroes.org *.
Military 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. The mission of the MVCN is to provide our nation’s military and Veteran caregivers of all eras with peer support to reduce isolation and increase connection, engagement, knowledge, skills, and hope. For more information, visit: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/services-for-veterans/military-veteran-caregiver-network.html *
PsychArmor offers free self-paced courses to help caregivers balance caregiving and self-care. This library of 45+ courses provides information, resources, and strategies on managing the demands and stressors of caregiving. Courses are available at: https://psycharmor.org/caregivers/ *
Respite Relief program is a no-cost service offered by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, CareLinx, Wounded Warrior Project, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and AARP. The program offers 35 hours of no-cost respite care to qualifying military and veteran caregivers. Please visit Respite Relief - Hidden Heroes, to learn more and apply at https://hiddenheroes.org/respite/ *
Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team/Coordinator, at your local VA Medical Center.
VA CSL Expanded hours:
-Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
-Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.
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