Military and Veteran Caregiver Network

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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

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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

Feb
27
Tue
8:00 AM Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Feb 27 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Adaptive Adventures AAMO provides injured veterans and active duty military the opportunity to return to the level of fitness and activity that they had prior to being wounded. Our programs feature cutting edge adaptive equipment,[...]
Feb
28
Wed
2:30 PM Midwest Adaptive Climbing Intro @ Adventure Rock
Midwest Adaptive Climbing Intro @ Adventure Rock
Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Adaptive Adventures AAMO provides injured veterans and active duty military the opportunity to return to the level of fitness and activity that they had prior to being wounded. Our programs feature cutting edge adaptive equipment,[...]
7:00 PM Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Feb 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sharing the Journey - Online Support Group @ Online
Sharing the Journey The MVCN is excited to host 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[...]
Mar
1
Thu
3:30 PM Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Mar 1 @ 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Adaptive Adventures AAMO provides injured veterans and active duty military the opportunity to return to the level of fitness and activity that they had prior to being wounded. Our programs feature cutting edge adaptive equipment,[...]
Mar
4
Sun
1:00 PM Military Caregiver Focus Group @ Woodneath Library
Military Caregiver Focus Group @ Woodneath Library
Mar 4 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Military Caregiver Focus Group @ Woodneath Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Caregivers often feel alone in their journey. Now is the time to be heard! Join Councilwoman Heather Hail of the City of Kansas City and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation for a focus group for pre-9/11[...]

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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