Hearts of Patriots provides Education, Services and Support to spouses and families of Veterans who suffer from PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
Spouses living with a Veteran suffering from invisible wounds are thrust into the role of caregiver often without the tools, knowledge or understanding of how to take on this role. Although unprepared, they must face the daily challenges and struggles, filling gaps left vacant by someone who went away and did not really return. It is the Spouse (or person closest to the Veteran) who must rapidly reconcile a new reality and work diligently to make everything stable.
Hearts of Patriots honors caregivers of combat Veterans by recognizing their sacrifice in the support of their loved one injured during service to our country and is committed to helping them care for themselves because we know that self-care is essential to caring for others.
Our goal is to improve their emotional health and sense of well-being by providing free programs and services to these hidden heroes. Programs include, Caring for Caregivers, Adopt a Spouse for the Holidays and, no cost special events such as Caregiver Appreciation Spa Day and Hearts of Patriots Educational Family Retreats. These retreats provide educational opportunities for caregivers to learn the effects of PTSD and TBI on themselves and their families, offer support for the Veteran as well as activities with an emphasis on family unity.