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
19
Mon
7:00 PM Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Nov 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sharing the Journey - Online Support Group @ Online
The MVCN hosts online support groups to offer caregivers the opportunity to connect and engage with peers to support one another. These groups are hosted using Zoom video so caregivers are able to interact face to[...]
Nov
27
Tue
10:00 AM Warrior Care Month Resource Fair @ Fort Belvoir
Warrior Care Month Resource Fair @ Fort Belvoir
Nov 27 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Soldier & Family Assistance Center and the Fort Belvoir Collaborative will be hosting a Warrior Care Month Resource Fair for wounded warriors and their families. Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 am –2:00pm Army Community[...]
Nov
28
Wed
11:00 AM Military Families Learning Netwo...
Military Families Learning Netwo...
Nov 28 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Military Families Learning Network DETOUR AHEAD: FINDING THE CENTER OF CARE AND CONTINGENCY PLANS
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Planning for contingencies can reduce worries by ensuring that steps are in place in case of a sudden or unexpected change. All those involved will have the satisfaction of knowing that a system[...]
Dec
4
Tue
10:00 AM Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Dec 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC Coffee Chat, Fredericksburg @ Starbucks
Relax and connect with other caregivers in your community and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Questions? Please email caregivers@bluestarfam.org.
11:30 AM Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Dec 4 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC Coffee Chat, Alexandria @ Starbucks
Relax and connect with other caregivers in your community and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Questions? Please email caregivers@bluestarfam.org.

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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