Veterans Resources

Caring For a Loved One with Cancer

This page provides resources for caregivers who are Veterans and for caregivers of Veterans.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

This program through the VA provides training to primary and secondary family caregivers, counseling services, financial assistance such as a monthly stipend, and health care benefits. Visit their website for eligibility criteria.

A Caregiver Support Coordinator can connect you to applicable services based on your needs and eligibility.

A Caregiver Support Coordinator can connect you to applicable services based on your needs and eligibility.

You can call the Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) to learn more about available programs and to help you get started learning more about VA resources.

This article gives advice for caregivers of veterans with cancer regarding the impact that their service may have on their cancer experience and ways to offer support. CancerCare also has factsheets, such as “Building Connections as a Veteran: Resources and Support” and
“Coping With Cancer as a Veteran.”

The Veterans Families United page includes a comprehensive list of caregiving resources specific to veterans and their families.

This site is for veterans and caregivers of veterans who feel isolated and want support from others who “get it,” connecting them to a community of peer and professional support.

This program through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers free, short-term respite relief for veterans and service members’ family caregivers. Visit their website to learn more.

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For immediate needs, call or text the Veterans Crisis Line. You may text 838255 or call (800) 273 8255 and Press 1. Crisis situations can be thoughts of suicide, as well as any emotionally difficult event where you would like someone to talk to.