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.
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.
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
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.
Important COVID-19 News & Resources
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- We’re so excited to announce that our Elizabeth Dole Foundation Caregiver Fellow application is open! We want to re… https://t.co/DjDKbnUC2N
- Did you miss this year’s #HHM2022Gala? No problem – we recorded it for you! Relive the celebration with us anytime… https://t.co/UfCW8gIEEN
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