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

Dec
18
Tue
7:00 PM Living as an ALS Caregiver – Car... @ Online
Living as an ALS Caregiver – Car... @ Online
Dec 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Living as an ALS Caregiver - Caregiver Learning Opportunity @ Online
Join us for a conversation with Mary Ward, Education Liaison with The Independence Fund and caregiver to her husband. Mary’s husband was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a fatal, progressive, neurodegenerative[...]
Dec
19
Wed
6:30 PM Online Chat – Believe in Yourself @ Online
Online Chat – Believe in Yourself @ Online
Dec 19 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Online Chat - Believe in Yourself @ Online
Chat Topic: Believe in Yourself Chat Goal: Discuss the power of using positive self-talk and focusing on your strengths to build a stong self-image. Our *caregiver-only* chats are live interactions. Chats are in a text[...]
Dec
27
Thu
7:00 PM Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Dec 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sharing the Journey - Online Support Group @ Online
Sharing the Journey 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[...]
Jan
1
Tue
10:00 AM Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Blue Star Families Caregiver CEC... @ Starbucks
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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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