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COVID-19 Hidden Heroes Resource Hub

We know this is a challenging time.
We will get through this together.

We recognize this is a stressful and anxious time for many.

We understand that a number of the military and veteran families we serve may be at an elevated risk for COVID-19 and encourage everyone to take all recommended precautions to avoid any complications.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is working overtime to bring community members like you information, resources, and assistance as our nation battles this pandemic. We’re continuing to monitor the rapidly-changing situation and evolving our programmatic support to address the most pressing needs. Please know we’re here to support you now and in the weeks and months ahead.

To quote our Hidden Heroes Campaign Chair Tom Hanks who tested positive for the virus, “Play things right… The medical officials have protocols that must be followed. Take care of yourselves!” Better, brighter days are ahead.

Keep scrolling for resources we’ve developed to support you and your families during this time.

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Help You!

How has COVID-19 affected you and your family? Please take this brief two-minute survey to help the Foundation determine the most pressing needs of the military and veteran caregiver community in the midst of the crisis. The results of this survey will help us quantify the impact of COVID on military caregivers and guide the support that the Foundation and our partners provide in the weeks and months ahead.

COVID-19 Impact on Caregiving Survey

Helpful COVID-19 Resources

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Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans Need to Know

VA call centers and VA health facilities are experiencing very high numbers of calls. We were proud to work with the VA to produce these newly released online tools and frequently asked questions. This webpage will be updated on an ongoing basis so continue to check back for new information.

 

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Caregiver Tips from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Be proactive, take advantage of teleheath opportunities, establish a routine, limit your time on social media, recognize things that cause anxiety and eliminate them, and reconnect with family and friends via video chat. Read more helpful tips from caregivers for caregivers.

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Lessons From Military Caregivers Amid Coronavirus

The present pandemic not only provides an opportunity for civilians to learn from the military-caregiver mindset but also offers them a chance to understand what combat veterans and military families experience with the ongoing uncertainty surrounding their circumstances. Read more from Lee Woodruff, AARP.

 

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Do you help a veteran or wounded warrior at home? Join our community!

Community, connection, validation, understanding, support, and resource sharing – that’s what our Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community (HHCC) is all about. If you care for a wounded, ill, or injured service member or veteran, become part of HHCC and find your tribe.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is Coronavirus? Should you be concerned? How does the virus spread? What are steps you can take to prevent yourself from getting the virus? We partnered with world leading expert Dr. Amit Sood to answer these questions and more. Read more.

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Building Your Immune Resiliency

Elizabeth Dole Foundation partner Dr. Amit Sood shares tips for building your immune resiliency – watch here. In this moment of stress, resilience can be of great value. Many people feel lonely, so spending some time with uplifting ideas can help. Enroll in Dr. Sood’s online resiliency program for free using code “Dole100”.

Friendship, understanding, community, connection, validation, support, and resource sharing – find all of this and more on our Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community (HHCC). If you help care for a wounded warrior or veteran at home, become part of our peer support network and find your tribe.

In uncertain times like these, our work to support America’s military and veteran families is more important than ever. Your gift today will provide critical programs to reach the most vulnerable families in our community and ensure military caregivers across the country can access the support they need to care for themselves and their wounded warriors throughout this pandemic.

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