About Us

The Military and Veteran Caregiver Peer Support Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to servicemembers and veterans living with wounds, illnesses and/or injuries.  The Network is modeled on the nationally recognized, evidence-based programs of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which has provided compassionate peer-based support to more than 60,000 loved ones of those who have died during their service in the Armed Forces.

Mission:

The mission of the MVCN (together with our partners) is to provide our nation’s pre- and post-9/11-era military and veteran caregivers with peer support to reduce their isolation and increase their senses of connectedness, engagement, hopefulness, wellness, as well as their knowledge and skills.

Programs:

The MVCN helps caregivers of all ages, at all stages of caregiving, providing  access to three peer support programs:

  • Online Peer Support Community
  • Peer Mentor Support Program
  • Peer Support Groups (Online & Community-Based)

Services:

The MVCN helps caregivers of all ages and stages, clinicians, partners and supporters, providing access to three open caregiver-focused services:
  • Resource Library
  • Caregiver Master Calendar
  • WeCare Magazine (E-zine)

Impact:

MVCN programs are regularly evaluated to ensure that they:

  • Meet the needs of caregivers for connection and engagement
  • Deliver consistent, highest quality peer support services
  • Facilitate access to relevant partner services and resources nationwide
  • Maintain accountability to caregivers, partners and donors