Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

Connect - Share - Support

caregivers of all eras, all relations, across all locations

peers engaged to exchange experience, empathy, education and encouragement

Connect Online

Connect with caregivers like you in secure, peer-moderated online discussion groups or topics, chats and webinars

Share with a Mentor

Share with a caregiver like you in an understanding, one-on-one, peer mentor relationship

Join a Support Group

Join caregivers like you in confidential, peer-facilitated, partner-assisted support groups in your community and online

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Military and Veteran Caregivers and Partners

Nearly 6 million Americans care for wounded, ill and injured military servicemembers and veterans of the pre- and post-9/11 eras. These “hidden heroes,” which include parents, spouses, children, extended family members, friends and battle buddies, are often overwhelmed. They face significant challenges including: scattered resources, isolation, poor health and emotional stress. The MVCN supports caregivers of all ages, eras and stages, offering peer support and access to partner organizations’ resources and services, with the goal of increasing caregivers’ connectedness, hopefulness, wellness, knowledge and skills.

The Caregivers Companion

 

“Self-care is a critical part of wellbeing for caregivers and their loved ones. We are so pleased that our friends at MVCN are getting this tool into the hands of military caregivers who need and deserve support on their caregiving journey”

-Wayne B. Jonas, MD, President and CEO, Samueli Institute

The Samueli Institute created The Caregivers Companion: Self-care for Health in Mind, Body and Spirit to support military caregivers in their journey towards greater wellbeing. This requires aligning the body, mind and spirit, as well as creating a system of support.

 The Caregivers Companion is designed for all who provide care, offering practical guidance for all military and veteran caregivers, regardless of their relationship to their care recipient, their age, stage or era of service, including spouses, siblings, parents, children, friends, family members and battle buddies.

Click on the cover image or title to read online or download the e-book!

Calendar

Find events and activities by and for military and veteran caregivers in one, easy-to-use calendar. Search by month and date to find activities in your community and across the country. Go To Calendar

Upcoming Events

Nov
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Tue
10:00 AM Peer Support Group Facilitator T... @ Online
Peer Support Group Facilitator T... @ Online
Nov 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Peer Support Group Facilitator Training @ Online
The MVCN Peer Support Group Facilitator Program is designed to reduce isolation among caregivers by connecting them to the support of peer groups that meet in-person, online, or via telephone. Our trained Peer Support Group[...]
12:00 PM Rebuilding Faith and Hope After ... @ Online
Rebuilding Faith and Hope After ... @ Online
Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rebuilding Faith and Hope After Loss @ Online
We hear much about faith when encountering a loss, but what happens to faith and hope when suffering a substantial blow? The psychological and emotional pieces left bruised and broken hardly get any notice and[...]
Nov
13
Wed
10:00 AM Wellbeing YOU @ Online
Wellbeing YOU @ Online
Nov 13 @ 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Wellbeing YOU @ Online
Join the MVCN every Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central for 15 minutes of focused wellbeing practice to enhance your whole health. This free event is open to military and veteran caregivers of all eras. Wellbeing[...]
6:30 PM Online Caregiver Chat @ Online
Online Caregiver Chat @ Online
Nov 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Online Caregiver Chat @ Online
Our caregiver chats are live interactions in a text only format — all interactions are done simply by texting and/or typing your responses. Our chats are conducted in a safe environment using Slack. Caregivers can[...]

Resources

Search for useful information from reliable sources designed to help caregivers like you. Stream videos and webinars, read articles and find tools and programs available to caregivers and the families and friends of wounded, ill and/or injured military or veterans of all ages, all eras and across all locations.  Browse all resources by category: Browse Resources

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