Supports for Veteran Caregivers and Families
Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Respite Relief Program

April 21, 2021

 

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Respite Relief Program

Learn more about the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the resources they offer, including a free Respite Relief Program. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed up with CareLinx, a nationwide professional home care network, Wounded Warrior Project and AARP, to launch the Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers program to offer 75,000 hours of care for more than 3,000 caregivers of active-duty service members and veterans. Caregivers could use an extra hour in the day. Respite Relief allows caregivers to have more time to care for themselves as they care for their loved ones.

Presenter

Jackie Henry serves as the Program Manager, Direct Care Services for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, where she supports Respite Relief, the Hidden Heroes Fund, and other programs for military and veteran caregivers. Prior to joining the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Jackie worked as the Senior Coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Compass program. Jackie comes from a family of military service members and nurses who instilled in her the importance of helping others. She is honored to support the military caregiver community.