- The Arch Foundation – https://www.thearchfoundation.org/ A new foundation for caregivers of profoundly wounded. Their goal is to help caregivers maintain their sense of self within our community. We are here to listen, share resources, build you up so you feel strong to advocate for other people, offer a laugh over a cocktail, a shoulder to cry on, provide programming moments for you to take a deep breath for yourself, and share the challenges of managing the life of a loved-one with diverse abilities.
- Caregiver Action Network – http://caregiveraction.org/tech/caregiver Specific ideas to help caregivers and tools for safety, care, medications and other resources.
- Caregivers on the Home Front – http://caregivers-homefront.org/ The mission of Caregivers on the Home Front Inc., is to provide caregivers of our nation’s veterans and first responders with hopefulness, a sense of togetherness, and a firm foundation of resiliency.
- Caregiver Support – www.caregiver.va.gov VA’s website dedicated to family caregivers of Veterans. It can be an incredibly demanding job, and we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone. There is a caregiver toolbox and links to find help near home and additional resources.
- Cigna Stress Management Toolket – cigna.com Stress is a fact of life. It’s your mind’s and body’s response to demanding situations or events. Not all stress is bad. It can energize you and help you perform at your best. But too much stress, or stress that lasts too long, can take a toll. This link will connect with with podcasts and audio versions of mindfulness exercises to help relieve stress.
- Easter Seals Military and Veteran Caregiver link http://www.easterseals.com/explore-resources/for-caregivers/military-caregiving-education.html – Hour-long on-demand educational sessions for all military caregivers, providing tips and tools on topics including depression, childcare, intimacy, hearing loss, caregiver self-care and home safety. Select webinars are available in Spanish.
- Exceptional Lives https://exceptionallives.org/ Find resources and easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities.
- Families Anonymous – www.familiesanonymous.org FA is not drug, alcohol, or behavior specific. Members focus on themselves—on their recovery from codependency and on changing any of their attitudes and behaviors (e.g., denial, enabling, rescuing, controlling, manipulating, and a whole range of other crippling actions and emotions) that prevent their own recovery and that of their addicted loved ones.
- Give An Hour – www.giveanhour.org. A non-profit organization offering FREE mental health resources for military and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hearts of Valor www.heartsofvalor.org Hearts of ValorTM 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.
- Healing Household 6 https://healinghousehold6.org/about/ 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.
- Hidden Heroes https://hiddenheroes.org/ 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 – https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/transition/military-spouse-scholarships/ 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 http://independencefund.org/ 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.
- Lots of Helping Hands www.lotsahelpinghands.com Connecting people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help. You may be caring for an ill loved one, an aging parent, a child with special needs or a veteran. You may want to volunteer to help a friend or others in your neighborhood. However you define help — this is your home.
- No Barriers USA https://nobarriersusa.org/ Once on the homepage, select Focus Areas, then select Caregivers. There, you will find two tabs, one explaining how they support veteran caregivers and the other will be a list of retreats and applications to them. This CO based organization is timely in their response and support.
- Operation Heal our Patriots https://www.samaritanspurse.org/education-2/ohop-application/ Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge.
- Operation Family Caregiver – http://www.operationfamilycaregiver.org/caregiver_support/ Operation Family Caregiver coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties they face when they come home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families how best to navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org
This organization has some excellent tools for caregivers. While it may seem geared toward the aging, the materials available offer excellent insight into self care. Use the “contact” button to ask questions about materials that could be targeted to the special needs of your situation.
- Project Sanctuary – https://projectsanctuary.us/ This is a FAMILY retreat for warriors with PTSD that has been operating since 2007. Project Sanctuary helps military families thrive with six-day, therapeutic retreats and an additional two years of family support services. Their evidenced-based program is the only program that treats the entire family, helping veterans, spouses, caregivers, and kids heal together. Retreats require $100. deposit to be returned if attendance is fulfilled, otherwise it is at no cost.
- Psych Armor – Find out about a custom binder called “A Caregiver’s Experience” to provide a central place for all important documents and details. Call 1-844-779-2427 for more information.
- Semper Fi Fund – semperfifund.org offers caregiver retreats, kids camps and other essential resources for veterans and their families.
- Share the Care https://sharethecare.org/ Share the Care is a concept in a book for purchase that describes ways to reach out to one another and share the care.
- The Gary Sinese Foundation – https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/rise/ At At the Gary Sinise Foundation, they serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. See the many programs they have for veterans and first responders.
- Tracking Devices for the Sick and/or Elderly – Personal emergency response systems Lifeline lifelinesys.com 800-380-3111
Medical alert medicalalert.com 800-800-2537
Mobile help mobilehelp.com 800-992-0616Sensor monitoring Be Close Click here 866-574-1784
Lively mylively.com 1-888-757-0711
Evermind. Evermind.us 1-855-677-7625.
- Veteran Caregiver https://veterancaregiver.com/ 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.
- Vets 4 Warriors – https://www.vets4warriors.com/ immediate peer intervention for military, veterans or families via phone, internet, etc They serve the entire military community, including anyone who has ever worn the uniform, as well as the family members and the caregivers who love and support them.
- Warrior Care comprehensive resource directory for caregivers – https://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/