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

Easterseals

As America faces a caregiving crisis and broad range of issues related to disability, Easterseals is the indispensable resource to military families in communities across the nation. We make sure military caregivers can access the supports they need to take on the enormous responsibility of caregiving—often, while still needing to work, navigate family life and take care of themselves. From caregiver training to respite services, Easterseals makes a profound, positive and life-changing difference in people’s lives every day.

With a long history of service to the veteran community dating back to World War II, Easterseals is a proud Hidden Heroes partner. We embrace and support military caregivers, particularly as they transition into this new experience, life-long caregiving trajectory and unfamiliar – yet vital role — within their families and communities. 

Easterseals’ national network supports military caregivers through a variety of programs. We offer a free bi-monthly, on-demand and bilingual webinar  series for all military caregivers, providing everyday tips and tools on topics including depression, isolation, childcare, intimacy, veteran personal care, caregiver self-care and home safety. Through a contract with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Easterseals administers an in-person, online and self-study workbook training  for post 9/11 military caregivers in collaboration with Atlas Research, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Alliance for Caregiving and National Alliance for Hispanic Health. More than 35,000 have benefitted to date! And, we provide additional services through respite care, inclusive childcare, education and training, employment and career services, transportation, behavioral/physical health services and advocacy at the federal and local levels.