Community Veteran Caregiver Resources
American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN): www.redcross.org/get-help/militaryfamilies/services-for-veterans/military-veteran-caregiver-network
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.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes (EDF HH): www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/hidden-heroes
Hidden Heroes seeks to raise awareness, inspire, take action for military caregivers, and establish a national registry to better connect to helpful resources.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP): www.woundedwarriorproject.org
The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. Families or caregivers of Wounded Warriors may also be eligible for the program.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV): www.dav.org
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for Veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million Veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI): https://www.rosalynncarter.org/
RCI overall goal is to support caregivers – both family and professional – through efforts of advocacy, education, research, and service.
Federal Veteran Caregiver Resources
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Community Living (HHS ACL): www.acl.gov
- Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Resources: www.caregiver.va.gov
- Locate your local caregiver: www.caregiver.va.gov/support
- Caregiver Support Hotline: 1-855-260-3274
Building Better Caregivers: www.va.buildingbettercaregivers.org
- Online workshop with 6 weekly self-paced lessons, facilitator guidance, group support, and access to an alumni community for program graduates.
Website COVID-19 Information:
- For the latest VA updates on the coronavirus and tips on preventing its spread, visit www.va.gov/coronavirus
- For more information about the coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
- COVID Quick Start Guide: www.va.gov/covid-19-links-and-resources.pdf
- FAQs: www.va.gov/coronavirus-veteran-frequently-asked-questions
VA Welcome Kit and Quick Start Guides: www.va.gov/welcome-kit
VA.gov: www.va.gov Access and manage your VA benefits and health care to include education and records:
White House/VA Hotline: Dial 1-855-948-2311.
- Calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Veterans Crisis Line:
- Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to talk to someone.
- Send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
- Start a confidential online chat session at www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
- For additional mental health resources visit www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/resources
- Survivors Assistance: www.va.gov/survivors The Office of Survivors Assistance serves as a resource about all benefits and services furnished by the Department to Survivors and Dependents of deceased Veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
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