Caregivers on the Homefront #GivingTuesday
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Caregivers on the Homefront is seeking to fund our Military and Veteran Caregiver Mental Health and Wellness Program. These funds will be used to implement a four-day mental health and wellness restorative weekend. Our restorative weekend will serve all eras of military and veteran caregivers. Caregivers will pay nothing except for travel to and from the retreat facility. Our program, which will be held several times throughout the year will give our participants the tools they need to tend to their mind, body, and soul. Through mental health education, mindfulness, yoga, and support we aim to put caregivers on the path to self-healing where they are empowered to take control of the quality of their lives while offering a sense of community with those sharing similar experiences. When a caregiver takes care of themselves first they are then able to be more present and loving to their wounded warrior, children and other family members.