ACROSS THE NATION
ACROSS THE NATION
Caregiver Respite Program
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s largest program is the Caregiver Respite Program. This is the heart of our organization. Caring for a wounded veteran can be demanding physically, psychologically and financially. Oftentimes caregivers are spouses or family members who have many other responsibilities, such as work, managing bills and taking care of children. Caregivers of veterans often spend long hours caring for their loved one, feel high levels of stress and neglect their own personal health.
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s Caregiver Respite Program provides respite and supplemental services nationwide to the caregivers and families of wounded war veterans. Our program aims to ensure that family members who were thrust into the role of caregivers are provided with the support they need to keep their families intact while keeping themselves healthy.
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s Respite Program focuses on injury, illness and medical events in the family including those of the veteran, the caregiver, and the dependent children. It may include services such as housekeeping, meals, child care, and transportation as deemed needed by our case management. The program also provides assistance with other agencies offering resources and support.
Our Respite Programs have some flexibility in eligibility requirements. Please give us a call at 402-932-7036 if you have questions or need assistance. If we can not help you directly we will recommend other resources that will be able to address your specific needs.
Before proceeding further please note, we will need a copy of your Veteran’s DD214 and Purple Heart, DOD or VA disability breakdown at the end of this application. Applications cannot be processed without proper documentation. If the Purple Heart is evident on the DD214, you need only upload the DD214. If awarded after exiting the service, a copy of the Purple Heart award or a DD215 must accompany the DD214. Please note the VA disability Breakdown is not the overall award letter. It will have individual percentages of combat/service connected disabilities.
VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
If you have not yet applied for the VA Caregiver Support Program, this is one of the first steps you should be taking as a veteran’s caregiver. Wounded Warriors Family Support’s Respite Programs are designed and intended to assist caregivers with needs that fall outside the scope of what is covered within VA programs. You may apply here: VA Caregiver Support Program
If you have an immediate need, please call us directly at 402-932-7036