Support

Caregivers and family members carry an enormous burden as they support their recovering Marine while maintaining the home, providing for children, working, managing finances and completing most all tasks that arise. Opportunities to relax and care for yourself are not easy to find but essential to the health and wellbeing of the whole family. There are resources just for caregivers and family members to help reduce stress.   

Benefit Related Links

Peer 2 Peer

Organized sessions for military caregivers to share information.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Works with military families with special needs to address their unique considerations.

  • Having a family member with special needs means special considerations with each major decision. MilitaryOneSource's EFMP has information and resources to make sure you are doing everything you can to support your family member. 
  • Learn more about referrals, support, and your resources

Respite 

Provides rest for the primary caregiver.

FOCUS

Provides resiliency training to military children and families

 

  • FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to help families overcome common challenges related to a parent's military service, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story.
  • FOCUS resources and tools for servicemembers and spouses.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Allows up to 26 weeks during a single 12 month period to care for RSM.

Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Programs

Marriage enrichment program.

  • CREDO, which stands for Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation, provides free weekend getaways to help service members and their families develop support resources for personal and spiritual growth. 
  • Learn about the different CREDO retreats