May is known in the Department of Defense as the Month of the Military Caregiver. Warrior Care Recovery Coordination Program provides Military Caregivers with resources and information exclusively for Military Caregivers who assist wounded, ill, and injured Service members with activities of daily living.
Military Caregiver Support provides 10 regional PEER Support Coordinators (PSC) throughout the United States. PSCs are individuals that provide regionalized support to military caregivers and caregiver stakeholders. Although COVID-19 has changed the way we normally function, Military Caregiver Support’s PSCs have found alternative ways to still serve the Recovering Military Community.
Max Dolan has been a PSC since 2014, covers 2 regions (12 states), and views it “as a mission in life”. As a Caregiver for a disabled Veteran, he understands the obstacles that Military Caregivers experience. During 2020 when Americans were working from home, Max saw an opportunity to take on more responsibilities to support the Military Caregivers who were struggling during the Pandemic. Max has an extensive list of organizations that support Caregivers, where he is either a strong member or on the Advisory Board. Throughout one month, Max is busy hosting virtual tours of Warrior Care Military Caregiver Support website
, being a resource provider for multiple programs (Hidden Heroes, Upstate Warrior Solutions, NCServes), and using his network to connect and support Caregivers of recovering Service Members and Veterans.
Max is an Advisory Board Member for the following organizations:
- Fort Bragg CVEB – Community Veterans Engagement Board
- Community Blueprint Greater Fort Bragg Area
- Lee County, NC S3 Housing Connect (Homeless)
- AARP NC Coastal and NC Dole Fellows Veterans, Military and Families
- TRIAD Veteran Coalition (Winston-Salem, High-Point, Greensboro and surrounding areas of NC)
As a PSC and Military Caregiver, Max completes his regular duties and immerses himself and time in helping the Military Caregivers. His commitment to his work, regions, and Military Caregivers does not go unnoticed.
If you are a Military Caregiver looking for help, contact a PSC in your region today! Military Caregiver Support hosts virtual PEER forums, where Caregivers can connect with each other and our team’s PSCs. Last, but not least, there is the Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD). The CRD is a downloadable document that provides resources in topics such as: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, children and family needs, education, financial support, and more! Find the CRD for download here