This project provides training, counseling, respite care, and access to resources for families relocated to the Washington, DC area to serve as caregivers for their severely wounded veterans.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Currently, hundreds of injured service members are being treated in hospitals with physical wounds, traumatic brain injuries, and psychological trauma. The impact of these injuries is borne not only by the veterans, but also by those providing care for them—their families. Many veterans’ families are relocated to the DC area to care for their veterans and are struggling to survive financially and emotionally during the lengthy periods of hospitalization required for their veteran’s recovery.
How will this project solve this problem?
We seek to ease the burden on these families, unexpectedly thrust into this caregiver role with no prior preparation, by providing accredited trainers to arm them with the tools, instruction, and resources needed to become effective caregivers.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will provide financial, technical, and emotional assistance to 75 families. Through learning proper techniques for care, stress management, and coping, caregivers can help their wounded veterans move toward a healthy reintegration into society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $505
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $505 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.