Respite Relief for Military & Veteran Caregivers

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation has officially joined forces with CareLinx and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to launch Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, a new program that will offer caregivers access to no-cost, short-term relief during the COVID-19 crisis.

CareLinx is powering the emergency fund with a generous contribution of $1 million in professional in-home care services. Thanks to CareLinx, this program will provide 40,000+ hours of non-medical home care for 1,600+ caregivers and their wounded, ill, or injured warriors. As of now, the program is available to military and veteran caregivers in specific regions of California, Florida, and Texas. See the list of eligible zip codes here.

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation launched this program as a direct response to the rapidly rising concerns of military and veteran caregivers struggling under the pandemic. The Foundation’s surveys and COVID-19 outreach have discovered caregivers suffering from spiking rates of isolation, emotional distress, and health concerns. AARP and Bob Woodruff Foundation are also supporting this effort.

Please share this program with someone you know who is a Hidden Heroes in your community.

Additional information is available at the following links:

·  Respite Relief program website link: hiddenheroes.org/respite

·  Senator Dole announcement video: YouTube

·  Press release: https://hiddenheroes.org/news/respite-relief-program/

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