AMERICUS, GA (December 12, 2022) – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to expand the support of Operation Family Caregiver, one of RCI’s military-focused programs. Operation Family Caregiver provides one-on-one coaching to caregivers of veterans from all service eras, tailored to meet the caregiver wherever they are.
“Our caregiver programs have proven results that benefit military and veteran families by strengthening caregivers’ skills such as self-care, problem-solving, and stress management,” said Dr. Jennifer Olsen, chief executive officer at RCI. “We are excited to have received this grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation because they are leaders in the military-veteran community and understand what supports are needed for this population to thrive.”
Operation Family Caregiver’s specially trained coaches work with the caregiver to improve their overall health and well-being, reduce caregiver burden, and reduce stress for children of participating caregivers. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that impacted veterans, service members, their families, and their caregivers thrive long after they return home.
Learn more about RCI’s military and veteran caregiver support programs at www.rosalynncarter.org/programs/military-caregivers/.
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About the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers was established in 1987 by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to promote the health, strength, and resilience of caregivers throughout the United States. RCI fulfills its promise to champion the family caregiver by building cross-sector partnerships, developing and providing evidence-based programs and advocating for public policy.
About The Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, BWF has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans, including mental health, caregiver support, food insecurity and service-connected fertility issues. To date, BWF has invested over $124 million to find, fund and shape programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members, and their family members across the nation, reinforcing the message that BWF has ‘Got Your Six’. To discover stories of success and innovation from BWF’s network of partners, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @bwforg.