Operation Family Caregiver

The unsung heroes behind our heroes are their families.


Coming home can be hard, for both service members and their families. Learning to live with posttraumatic stress, a TBI, or a physical disability takes work – by both those who have been injured and the loved ones who take care of them. Operation Family Caregiver helps the families of returning service members and veterans adjust to the “new normal” by coping more effectively with problems they never imagined.

Operation Family Caregiver provides free and confidential support to the families of those who have served in the global war on terrorism. Our specially trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along. They work for our partner community organizations, not the military, and will come to your home, or meet by phone/Skype, to customize a 16- to 26-week program that is unique to your family.

Together, you will come up with strategies that can help get you through the tough times and make plans for how to manage over the long term. And over time, you will grow stronger, as you learn to cope with problems you never imagined you might confront.

Operation Family Caregiver is currently being offered in 4 locations throughout the United States, contact the location closest to you for additional information and to  participate in this free, confidential program:

Johnstown, Pennylvania:
Conemaugh Health System
Contact: Barbara Duryea
E-mail: bduryea@conemaugh.org
Phone: (814) 269-5248
Website: www.conemaugh.org

San Diego, California:
Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Contact: Kurt Buske
E-mail:kbuske@caregivercenter.org
Phone: (858) 268-4432
E-mail: kbuske@caregivercenter.org
www.caregivercenter.org

Killeen, Texas:
Bring Everyone in the Zone, Killeen, TX
Contact: Maureen Jouett
E-mail:mojo53@hot.rr.com
Phone:(254) 681-9112, (254) 423-7632
Website:www.bringeveryoneinthezone.org/

Buffalo, New York:

COMPEER of Greater Buffalo
Contact: Michele Brown
E-mail:michele@compeerbuffalo.org
Phone: (716) 883-3331
Website: www.compeerbuffalo.org