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Wounded Warrior Project Announces and Supports New Caregiver Studies and Initiatives

WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington speaks at a Nov. 10, 2021 event at the White House. (Photo by Katie Dance)

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is proud to support the recent announcement and funding of several critical studies and programs for America’s caregivers. These include:

WWP Announces Funding for New Caregiver Research Study with Elizabeth Dole Foundation

During its recent annual National Convening, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced that it has commissioned RAND Corporation to conduct a second nationwide study of military caregivers, exploring the types of support America’s hidden heroes need, how these needs have evolved, and barriers caregivers experience when accessing care. This new RAND study is a follow-up to the Foundation’s 2014 RAND study, which was the first nationwide evidence-based research conducted on those caring for service members and veterans. The Foundation is receiving generous support for the study from Lilly Endowment Inc. and WWP, which also supported EDF’s National Convening.

WWP Participates in Youth Caregiver Data Reveal with Elizabeth Dole Foundation at White House

At a recent event at the White House, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, announced that the Joining Forces initiative will join the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and WWP in responding to a new study revealing the challenges faced by 2.3 million children of military and veteran caregivers. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and WWP co-chaired the Hidden Helpers Coalition, comprised of more than 60 public and private sector organizations dedicated to creating resources and initiatives that will directly respond to the gaps in support identified by Mathematica. 

WWP Announces $1.5 Million in New Funding for Veteran Organizations Serving Youth Caregivers

WWP announced a new $1.5 million dedicated fund for organizations that are part of the Hidden Helpers Coalition, a group of organizations – started by Elizabeth Dole Foundation and co-chaired and powered by WWP – that includes the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, National Military Family Association, and other military and veterans service organizations. Through this investment, WWP will partner with best-in-class veterans and military service organizations to provide an extensive network of programs and services for the youngest caregivers of America’s wounded warriors.

Read more about the numerous ways WWP directly serves caregivers, family support members, and wounded veterans, and learn more about WWP's community partnerships.

Contact: Mattison Brooks — Communications Specialist, mbrooks@woundedwarriorproject.org, 202.969.1120 

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more