The Warrior Care Releases Innovative Electronic Caregiver Resource Directory
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The Defense Health Agency’s Warrior Care Military Caregiver Support Program has partnered with the National Resource Directory and released the electronic Caregiver Resource Directory (e-CRD). The e-CRD is an innovative digital version of the Caregiver Resource Directory that military caregivers, as well as those who support caregivers, have used over the years to find resources that are specific to their needs and expand awareness through all the stages of the caregiver journey.
The e-CRD will now be a live document. This is great news because that means that whenever you pull it up, the information will be updated. Until this release, the resource directory came out yearly so some of the information could have been outdated by the time you were able to pull it up.
The live document is also searchable. Information can be saved as a PDF and printed out for easier reading or access. You can either print the information out in its entirety or just the pages you need. You can access e-CRD anywhere using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
The e-CRD has a variety of resources including these topics:
- Food Insecurity
- Financial and Legal Assistance
- Resiliency and Self-Care
- Respite Care
- Pet and Animal Assistance
- Children’s Needs
- Mental Health
- Education and Training
- Rest and Relaxation
- Women Veterans
You can find 2,000+ resources available. Basically any topic you think you might need to help your service member or yourself is in the directory.
When you open up the e-CRD, you can easily see a table of contents and find the category you are looking for. From there, you can see the list of resources that are available. For example, if you are looking for “caregiver” resources, you will find many local resources, as well as websites such as afterdeployment.org, or organizations such as the CaregiverList.
You can view the e-CRD on the website.
The Warrior Care Recover Coordination Program’s mission is to proactively support wounded, ill, and injured service members during their recovery as well as their reintegration and transition into civilian life. Beyond the service member, they also want to support their family members and caregivers. You can find out more about them on their website.
About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.