The strength of our military is legendary. Our military families are strong, too.
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties that come with coming home. OFC is a personalized program,tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families the skills needed to best navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families. Operation Family Caregiver is a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, begun with catalytic funding from Johnson & Johnson.

We provide free and confidential support to the families of those who have served our nation. Our specially trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along. We will come to your home, or meet by phone/Skype, to customize a 16 to 24 week program that is unique to your family.

Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is pleased to partner with Virginia Veteran and Family Support, of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, to bring OFC to Virginia. This is a three-year project that launched in the Fall of 2015.

A quote from one of our OFC participants:
"Thank you for not giving up on me through this entire experience. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you and the Operation Family Caregiver Program. Blessings to you and the Operation Family Caregiver Program."

To Enroll:
Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Centralized call center: 1-877-285-1299

This program serves families in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and throughout Virginia, in person or via phone/Skype.

For more information about OFC in Virginia, contact Christine J. Jensen, Ph.D., Director of Health Services Research at Riverside CEALH, by email or phone at 757-220-4751.  | Register Online

For more information about OFC in general, visit www.operationfamilycaregiver.org .

More Resources:
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) empowers veterans, service members, and military family members to find a voice and thrive in their communities through arts classes and performances. ASAP focuses on promoting artistic expression, skill-development, and camaraderie through 6 to 12 week classes in creative writing, improv, and stand-up comedy. These programs provide members of the military community with a renewed sense of purpose and healing benefits, while building bridges of understanding between the military and civilian worlds.
Learn more about ASAP or sign-up to get involved at www.asapasap.org.