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
18
Mon
7:00 PM Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Sharing the Journey – Online Sup... @ Online
Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 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[...]
Nov
19
Tue
5:30 PM Military Caregivers Connect @ Ability360
Military Caregivers Connect @ Ability360
Nov 19 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Military Caregivers Connect @ Ability360
THE ELIZABETH DOLE FOUNDATION, ARIZONA HIDDEN HEROES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ABILITY360 Presents Military Caregivers Connect a monthly opportunity for military caregivers of all eras to meet, talk, and support each other. Meets on the third[...]
Nov
20
Wed
10:00 AM Wellbeing YOU @ Online
Wellbeing YOU @ Online
Nov 20 @ 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[...]
12:00 PM So Much Has Changed: Managing Se... @ Online
So Much Has Changed: Managing Se... @ Online
Nov 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
So Much Has Changed: Managing Secondary Losses During the Holidays @ Online
For many families, the death of a loved one brings not only tangible losses but often ones that are more intangible or “secondary.” These secondary losses can feel especially difficult during the holiday season, as[...]
Nov
21
Thu
1:00 PM Caregiver Support Call @ Telephone
Caregiver Support Call @ Telephone
Nov 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Caregiver Support Call @ Telephone
The MVCN hosts a monthly telephone support group to offer caregivers the opportunity to connect and engage with peers to support one another. The groups are flexible and informal so feel free to join when you[...]

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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