Family members often become the primary caregiver for a Wounded Warrior which can impact employment, emotional health, and family stability. NSHF has made Caring for the Caregiver a primary focus and is partnering with the Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) Program** on that initiative.
Those who provide round the clock support for wounded, ill or injured (often family members) serve on the front line of recovery or establishing the “new” normal. Burn-out is common and if it hits, can be detrimental to the entire family and the recovery process. It is critical caregivers get time away to recharge.
The impact of an injury or illness on a family member of a Sailor is no less trying than an injury or illness to the Sailor. A Sailor knowing he/she has support from NSHF can make all the difference.
With your help, we will continue to raise awareness of the needs of wounded, ill and injured Sailors, Coast Guard members and their families. We will fill the gaps and provide services not available through government benefits. Thanks to your support, when hope seems dim, we are able to provide a bright light of aid—all in the Navy way they deserve.
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