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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The best chance for a wounded warrior to recover and thrive is having a strong, healthy, well-supported caregiver. That’s why Senator Elizabeth Dole is calling for the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccine access to military and veteran caregivers. If you’re a veteran, spouse, caregiver, or CHAMPVA recipient, you’re now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine from VA.

VA Vaccination Roll Out

Calling all veterans and caregivers! Leaders from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Philips recently gathered for a virtual seminar focused on the VA’s COVID-19 vaccination roll out plan for veterans and their caregivers. We summarized the 10 things you need to know about accessing the COVID-19 vaccine at the VA. Read all about it.

Respite Relief

The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the affordable, convenient respite options our veterans and their families rely on. They’ve become increasingly isolated and face trouble in receiving outside help.

Respite Relief for Military & Veteran Caregivers Program provides family caregivers of veterans or service members access to no-cost, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. Military and veteran caregivers nationwide can apply to receive professional care services provided by CareLinx, a high-quality home care provider. These services include companionship, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal prep, transportation, and much more.

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!

Important COVID-19 News & Resources

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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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