The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is teaming with the Bob Hope Foundation to provide military caregivers one-time emergency relief grants. The Hope Fund for Critical Financial Assistance will provide financial relief to all eras of military and veteran caregivers through grants that aim to put military families on the path to financial wellness. These grants provide high-impact financial assistance to prevent or address a significant crisis or to improve the quality of life of the caregiver family. This financial relief fills the gaps that other programs may not cover, such as:
- Medical bills
- Natural disaster assistance
- Emergency transportation for appointments
- Loss of income
Caregivers who would benefit from assistance are strongly encouraged to apply at www.hiddenheroes.org/hopefund. Every caregiver who applies for this program, regardless of whether or not they receive a grant, will be offered additional support, referrals, and access to other benefits available through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The Hope Fund is part of a larger holistic wellness program.
As a Hidden Heroes City, the City of Charlestown is part of a network to offer assistance to military and veteran caregivers.