Caring for Military Families: Elizabeth Dole Foundation
We believe that our nation’s military caregivers need and deserve robust, effective support in light of the mental, physical, and financial challenges they face in caring for wounded warriors suffering from physical injuries, invisible wounds of war, or both.
Our mission is to uplift American military caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research, and collaboration.
Our approach is to assist the organizations and agencies that serve caregivers — spouses, parents, and others — responsible for an injured military member. Our efforts are designed to better align lifeline services for wounded warriors, promote synergy between the public, private, nonprofit, labor and faith communities, and raise awareness about the critical needs facing caregivers today. We are not reinventing the wheel. Instead, we strive to strengthen the community that currently supports service members and their families through a philosophy based on the following five core principles:
- Conduct evidence-based research on the needs of military and veteran caregivers
- Empower caregivers
- Drive innovation
- Promote collaboration
- Raise awareness