Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Hidden Heroes
Caregiver Journey Map Campaign for Inclusive Care

About Us

Hidden Heroes Mission

Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.

Our goals:

  • 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
  • Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support


The National Registry of Military Caregivers

The National Registry of Military Caregivers helps us identify caregivers across the country who serve our wounded veterans and servicemembers. We know there are 5.5 million military caregivers nationwide and yet many have not identified themselves as such. By connecting with caregivers through the Hidden Heroes community, the Foundation and its supporters are able to better direct services to caregivers in need.

Logo for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Senator Elizabeth Dole witnessed the challenges facing the loved ones who care for our wounded warriors when her husband, Bob Dole, underwent treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center. Following his release in 2012, she founded the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to uplift American military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives.