The strength of the U.S. military is legendary, and at its heart is an equally strong family support structure. The Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) program at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers helps create stronger, healthier, more resilient families by supporting the unsung heroes behind our heroes: the caregivers. These friends and family who take care of America’s wounded warriors do so, in many cases, at the expense of their own health and well-being. The challenges that our veterans face can affect the entire family, but services and programs rarely focus on the caregiver.

OFC provides free and confidential one-on-one coaching to the families of those who have served our nation and returned home with either visible or invisible injuries. OFC is delivered virtually through eight sessions.

RCI also launched a pilot for Operation Caregiver Support, a program powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families. Operation Caregiver Support blends elements of OFC’s one-on-one coaching into a bi-monthly peer support program.

Our nation’s heroes deserve a strong, healthy family, and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers can help provide it.

For more information on RCI’s military programming, please reach out to

“We don’t live the worst, by far, though it doesn’t take much to get into the darkness very quickly. That’s one thing I didn’t realize on this journey. I was looking for anybody who had walked the road, and once I found Operation Family Caregiver, I said, ‘oh, this sounds like what I need’.”
Megan Powell, Texas
Caring for her husband, an active-duty service member with PTSD
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