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Wounded, Ill or Injured, & Their Caregivers – Resources

Military OneSource and other government agencies provide services and resources to help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and their families get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, facilities, support and benefits. While Military OneSource does not provide direct health care services, it does offer non-medical counseling and information about health care services and resources.

Military OneSource wounded warrior specialty consultations

Military OneSource provides specialty consultation services to help eligible service members, veterans and their families get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, resources, facilities and benefits. Learn more about wounded warrior specialty consultations

Military wounded warrior programs

Each service branch operates a wounded warrior program to help service members and their families with information and resources on non-medical issues associated with transitioning back to duty or civilian life.

Emotional health support

  • Chaplains: In addition to offering spiritual guidance, chaplains in military units and commands are trained counselors who are attuned to military life.
  • TRICARE: Therapy services may be available through TRICARE. Your primary care manager can refer you.
  • Wounded Warrior Project®: A number of counseling, support and outreach programs and services for injured service members and their families are available through this program.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: The VA provides counseling services to assess and treat mental health issues and offers support through an online portal called Make the Connection. The VA also offers adult day health care respite services.
  • Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America are service organizations that are focused on helping veterans move forward.

Relationship support

  • The Military OneSource Re the We program assists service members in rekindling, repairing and resetting their relationships with a variety of services, resources and expert guidance.
  • Military OneSource’s Building Healthy Relationships specialty consultations can help you deepen relationships with family, friends and others through an education-based consultation.

Mobility resources

Sometimes a major injury or illness can affect mobility. If you or your loved one are facing new physical challenges, be sure to check out these resources:

  • Access all of the federal government’s disability-related information and resources.
  • VA Home Loans: These loans and grants are available to adapt the homes of disabled veterans or help them buy accessible homes.
  • Homes for Our Troops, Inc.: This privately funded nonprofit builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans nationwide.
  • Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes: At this site, wheelchair-bound or blind veterans can receive financial assistance to buy homes that accommodate their disabilities.
  • National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification: This nonprofit provides helpful advice and links, including state-by-state information.

Computer/Electronic Accommodations

  • The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program provides assistive technology and accommodations to support individuals with disabilities and wounded, ill and injured service members throughout the federal government in accessing information and communication technology.

National Resource Directory

  • The National Resource Directory is an online partnership for wounded warriors, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them.
  • The NRD has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Caregiver resources 

As a caregiver of a wounded, ill or injured service member, every day can bring new changes and challenges. It’s important that you have access to the resources and support you need to take care of your loved one, yourself and your family. Military OneSource offers a variety of online and in-person support and services in addition to wounded warrior specialty consultations outlined above 

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Non-medical counseling 

If you are feeling stressed, you can get resources or talk with someone who can help you navigate the difficulties of caregiving without neglecting your own needs. 

  • Get counseling services face to face, by telephone, live video session, or online. 
  • Call 800-342-9647 or view overseas calling options. 
  • Read tips on how to take care of yourself when you are a caregiver. 
  • Participate in webinars from OneOp to learn more about being a caregiver.  

Military and Family Life Counseling Program 

  • The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling and information at installations worldwide. 
  • Trained to work with the military community, military and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation. 
  • Contact your installation’s Military and Family Support Center. 
  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 988, then press 1, or access online chat by texting to 838255. 

Financial counseling 

Caring for a loved one may have unexpected costs. Save yourself time, energy and worry by having a budget that leaves room for the unexpected. 

Health and wellness coaches 

It can be easy to forget about your own needs when caring for a loved one, but it’s important to take care of your own health. 

Warrior Care Recovery Coordination Program Resources 

The Defense Health Agency offers support to military caregivers including Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources, or PEER forums, webinars, caregiver-related events and other specialized resources. 

  • In-person military PEER Forums meet monthly on military installations across the United States and provide the opportunity for caregivers to share knowledge, experience, resources and ongoing support for each other. Check out the Military Caregiver PEER Forums PDF for more information. 
  • Virtual PEER Forums are available for caregivers who are in remote locations or can’t attend in person. 
  • Caregiver Resources offers helpful information and links such as a National Resource Directory, Integrated Disability Evaluation System factsheet, lists of upcoming Operation Warfighter and Education & Employment Initiative events, and more.  
  • Caregiver Resource Directory provides resources to make it easier for caregivers to scan and locate the information they need. Information is available on home-based health care assistance, home and automobile modifications, financial support, legal assistance, peer support, education and training, and pet and service animal assistance. 

Caregiver Action Network 

The Caregiver Action Network is a leading family caregiver organization providing education, peer support and resources to family caregivers across the country including parents with special needs, families and friends of wounded soldiers, and others who care for loved ones with chronic conditions and disabilities. 

Still have questions or need help locating resources? Military OneSource consultants are available 24/7/365 to connect you with the resources you need to live your best MilLife. Call 800-342-9647, use international calling options, or schedule a live chat 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 988, then press 1, or access online chat by texting to 838255. 

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.