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SUPPORTING THE HEROES BEHIND THE HEROES
The Independence Fund is proud to support the heroes behind our nation's heroes by providing national caregiver
retreats. Focusing on small groups and time for pampering services, peer to peer support and respite, the caregiver
is given a break from the stressful 24/7 role of military caregiving.
Our typical demographic is comprised of young wives who are caring for husbands with life altering battle wounds
that decades earlier would have resulted in death, but we are also excited to care for small and special populations
among the heroic caregiver community. In 2015, The Independence Fund hosted the first ever national retreat for male
caregivers; fathers, husbands, and brothers of our nation's wounded. In 2016, The Independence Fund hosted 4 caregiver retreats across the nation.
Researchers estimate there are over 500,000 women and men who are providing care or have provided care for military
members or veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Military caregivers are at higher risk for financial difficulty,
health concerns, and long term support than their civilian counterparts.