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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.

Caregiver Community Connection

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Caregiver Community Connection (C3) is an interactive web series that aims to empower, inspire, and engage America’s military, veteran, and family caregivers. Powered by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), C3 educates caregivers about tools, resources, and strategies to help them thrive; combats isolation in the caregiver community by encouraging peer connection; and provides uplifting content that promotes positivity and gives caregivers an opportunity to recharge.

Check out our upcoming and past episodes!

Helpful COVID-19 Information for Caregivers

VA Webinar – Accessing Telehealth Services During COVID-19

Slide deck from a Spotlight Series presentation hosted by EDF, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Philips. Click here to view. 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Is here for you

We will get through this together

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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