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

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

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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!


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

5:30 PM The Power in Your Story – A Work... @ Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
The Power in Your Story – A Work... @ Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Mar 17 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Power in Your Story - A Workshop for Military, Veteran, and First Responder Caregivers @ Pleasant Valley Baptist Church | Liberty | Missouri | United States
Learn how to leverage the power in your caregiving story to achieve personal and professional goals. Registration is limited to the first 20 caregivers. The event is free and dinner will be served.
11:00 AM Peer Mentor Training @ Online
Peer Mentor Training @ Online
Mar 19 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Peer Mentor Training @ Online
The MVCN Peer Mentor Support Program provides opportunities for caregivers to become trained peer mentors who can provide one-on-one peer support to another caregiver. Our Peer Mentors walk alongside their mentees to provide support, knowledge,[...]
8:00 AM Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Adaptive Adventures Cycling Club...
Mar 20 @ 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,[...]
6:00 PM Building Community Through Meani... @ New York City
Building Community Through Meani... @ New York City
Mar 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Building Community Through Meaningful Conversations, NYC @ New York City
Launching on International Day of Happiness at 92Y, we are bringing military families and our civilian communities together, face-to-face, to improve ourselves and the world around us. Through meaningful conversations, we want to bridge the[...]
6:00 PM Find Your Balance: Introduction ... @ New York City
Find Your Balance: Introduction ... @ New York City
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Find Your Balance: Introduction to Mind-Body Skills, NYC @ New York City
Join Blue Star Families and American Red Cross for the first in our monthly self-care gatherings to socialize and connect with other Blue Star Families and learn mind-body skills to improve your well-being.


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