Caregivers need support, just like the Veterans they care for each day. 

Caregiver Action Network
Specific ideas to help caregivers and tools for safety, care, medications and other resources.
Caregivers on the Home Front
The mission of Caregivers on the Home Front Inc., is to provide caregivers of our nation’s veterans and first responders with hopefulness, a sense of togetherness, and a firm foundation of resiliency. Call (816) 462-2022 for more information.
It’s your mind’s and body’s response to demanding situations or events. Not all stress is bad. It can energize you and help you perform at your best. But too much stress, or stress that lasts too long, can take a toll. This link will connect with with podcasts and audio versions of mindfulness exercises to help relieve stress.
Easter Seals
Hour-long on-demand educational sessions for all military caregivers, providing tips and tools on topics including depression, childcare, intimacy, hearing loss, caregiver self-care and home safety. Select webinars are available in Spanish. Call 1-800-221-6827 for more information.
Exceptional Lives
Find resources and easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities. For more information call 1-844-354-1212 or email
Families Anonymous
Families Anonymous (FA) is not drug, alcohol, or behavior specific. Members focus on themselves—on their recovery from codependency and on changing any of their attitudes and behaviors (e.g., denial, enabling, rescuing, controlling, manipulating, and a whole range of other crippling actions and emotions) that prevent their own recovery and that of their addicted loved ones.
Give An Hour
A non-profit organization offering FREE mental health resources for military and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hidden Heroes
The goals of Hidden Heroes (Elizabeth Dole Foundation) are to raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day, inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities and to establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at to better connect them to helpful resources and support. Call (202) 249-7170 for more information.
Hope for the Warriors
Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
We Honor Veterans (Hospice Volunteer Work)
Hospice of Northeast Missouri, a service of Hannibal Regional, is the only nonprofit hospice health care service in northeast Missouri that focuses on quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Care is provided by a team of professionals specially trained to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual and their caregivers and families. Hospice of Northeast Missouri, a partner agency of the United Way of Northeast Missouri, serves Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, and Shelby counties.
Hospice of Northeast Missouri is honored and humbled to participate in an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, titled We Honor Veterans. The goal of this pioneering program is simple – to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life. The program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of their service. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. More information on the national We Honor Veterans program can be found at
Independence Fund
The Independence Fund’s mission is to empower our severely wounded Veterans and their Caregivers to take control of their lives. They provide the resources and tools that enable Veterans to regain their independence, and fight for their ability to sustain it.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Connecting people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help. You may be caring for an ill loved one, an aging parent, a child with special needs or a veteran. You may want to volunteer to help a friend or others in your neighborhood. However you define help — this is your home.
No Barriers
Once on the homepage, select Focus Areas, then select Caregivers. There, you will find two tabs, one explaining how they support veteran caregivers and the other will be a list of retreats and applications to them. This CO based organization is timely in their response and support. Call (970) 484-3633 for more information.
Operation Heal Our Patriots
Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.
Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront Veteran Caregiver Support is a network of people caring for wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans, created and maintained by Operation Homefront. We seek to support caregivers by facilitating online groups that provide social connection to other caregivers in similar situations, fostering support groups by location to encourage resource sharing and friendships, and sponsoring annual retreats to provide education on relevant issues. Call (210) 659-7756 for more information.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This organization has some excellent tools for caregivers. While it may seem geared toward the aging, the materials available offer excellent insight into self care. Use the “contact” button to ask questions about materials that could be targeted to the special needs of your situation.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) offers enhanced clinical support for Family Caregivers of eligible Veterans. This website explains the program, shows how to apply, and much more. You can also contact the Caregiver Support Line at (855) 260-3274 for more information.
Project Sanctuary
This is a FAMILY retreat for warriors with PTSD that has been operating since 2007. Project Sanctuary helps military families thrive with six-day, therapeutic retreats and an additional two years of family support services. Their evidenced-based program is the only program that treats the entire family, helping veterans, spouses, caregivers, and kids heal together.
Share the Care
Share the Care is a concept in a book for purchase that describes ways to reach out to one another and share the care.
Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses and Caregivers (TEAMS) is a series of Department of Labor (DOL) employment workshops that extend the Department’s Transition Assistance Program to assist military spouses and caregivers as they plan and prepare for their job search in pursuit of their employment goals. All TEAMS workshops are instructor-led virtual training, provided at a variety of times, to meet the needs of individuals stationed throughout the world.
The Gary Sinese Foundation
The Gary Sinese Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. See the many programs they have for veterans and first responders.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. contact your local VA facility CSP Team/Caregiver Support Coordinator found in the weblink provided above, or call the VA Caregiver Support Line(CSL) at 1-855-260-3274.
Warrior Care
This is a comprehensive resource directory for caregivers.
Quality of Life
They fill a gap in support for caregivers who provide daily, substantial care for their wounded veteran and their families. Wounded Veteran Family Care Program (WVFCP) works hand in hand with coordinating agencies to remove barriers by providing advocacy and support to caregivers negotiating benefits, including PCAFC benefits.