Caregiver Support Program

The Semper Fi Fund would like to say a heartfelt Thank You to USAA for its generous assistance to our Caregiver Support Program. With the support of donors like USAA, we were able to host more than 430 caregivers at 18 Retreats last year.

The Caregiver Support Program is crucial for spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members and close friends who drop everything to care for a post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill or catastrophically injured service member.
These events are extremely valuable, because they provide caregivers —who often neglect themselves to help others— much-needed rest and recovery.  Retreats also allow for time to connect with other caregivers and trained professionals to gain valuable resources and tools to help them support their service member and family.

The Semper Fi Fund’s Caregiver Retreat, a component of our Caregiver Support Program, is a weekend of recovery, art therapy, relaxation and rejuvenation. During these Retreats, participants learn a variety of skills from trained professionals and leave with a set of tools they can implement in their everyday lives to help relieve stress, manage household finances, assist their service member navigate the VA system, and better cope in their caregiver roles.