Elizabeth Dole Foundation Announces 2015 Caregiver Fellows
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced its new class of military and veteran caregivers selected for the 2015 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows program. The Foundation’s Fellowship is a national program comprised of military and veteran caregivers who have stepped forward to serve as advocates and spokespeople for the 5.5 million parents, spouses, children and other loved ones caring for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured warriors. A list of the fellows and the states they represent is below. In
How do I start Advocating?
A recent question within the Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community generated a lot of responses and ideas: How do I start advocating? I, like many caregivers started by advocating for my husband within his treatment plan. Then, over time I branched out to share what I knew with others and eventually became a Caregiver Fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. I have been able to share not only mine and my husband’s story, but the stories and concerns of others. It is my way of giving back and
National Leaders Selected to Chair Councils Dedicated To Addressing Military Caregiving Issues
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced key leaders, issue experts and advocates as chairs for the Foundation’s seven Impact Councils, formed to pursue solutions to the most urgent challenges facing America’s military and veteran caregivers. The national organizations that comprise the seven Councils were first convened by the Foundation during last month’s Hidden Heroes Impact Forum. During this two-day event, public, private, nonprofit, labor and faith organizations collaborated on prioritizing
Senator Elizabeth Dole Convenes Leading Experts and Advocates Around Critical Caregiving Issues
Senator Elizabeth Dole called national organizations and renowned experts together at the Hidden Heroes Impact Forum to pursue a bold agenda for addressing the most urgent concerns of those caring for America’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The Forum, held February 11-12, was designed to focus the nation’s response to the 2014 RAND study commissioned by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which uncovered the alarming gaps in support facing America’s 5.5 million military