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AARP Financial Workbook for Veteran & Military Caregivers  


AARP has created a guide to help Veteran & Military Caregivers stay organized. Each set of worksheets is designed to capture the essential information needed to manage the complex responsibilities of caregiving, providing information on health, housing, & money management. Visit the link to use create an AARP digital login to access more Caregiving Resources.

Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP)  

U.S. Army

The Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) transitions Soldiers back to the force &/or to Veteran status through a comprehensive program of medical care/rehabilitation management, professional development, & achievement of personal goals. ARCP provides resources & advocacy for Families & caregivers of Soldiers recovering in the program, with more than 80,000 soldiers receiving ARCP services since its inception in 2007. To learn more about the program & to see if you qualify, visit the link above.

Bereavement Counseling through the VA  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

If you’re a surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died while serving their country, you may qualify for bereavement counseling through the VA. Grief counseling assists & supports those experiencing emotional & psychological stress after the death of a loved one. To access counseling services, contact the Readjustment Counseling Service staff to be connected to a Vet Center for services near you: - Call: (202) 461-6530 - Email:

Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts  

Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts, Inc.

Servicing Western Massachusetts, the Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of MA helps veterans & their families seeking relief & assistance, with the agency assisting in acquiring & all entitled local, state & VA benefits. The agency offers numerous programs & services such as: - Housing - Assistance with benefits - Heating assistance - Career assistance - Education benefits - Clothing assistance - Connection to healthcare - & more. Visit the link above to apply or call: (413) 731-0194

Blind & Low-Vision Rehabilitation Services  

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

Veteran or active-duty service members who are blind or have low vision may be able to get vision care & rehabilitation services through the VA to help live an independent life. Some services include: - Vision-enhancing devices & training - Visual skills training - Sensory training - Mobility & orientation training - Counseling/group therapy, & more. Learn more & register for care near you by visiting the link above. You can also call the Blind Rehabilitation Service Office: (202) 461-7317

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.  

A national organization of families with loved ones serving in the military. Its members provide support for active duty service personnel, promote patriotism, assist Veterans organizations, & assist in homeland volunteer efforts.

Boston Bar Association Veterans' Initiatives  

Boston Bar Association

The Boston Bar Association has developed several unique programs to support the men, women, & families who have served our country. If you are a military service member, a veteran, or a family member of either group looking for legal assistance, please call the Military & Veterans Legal Help Line housed at the Boston Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or 1-800-552-7046. Visit the link above to learn more, or fill out an online request:

Cambridge Credit Counseling  

Cambridge Credit Counseling Corporation

Cambridge Credit Counseling is a non-profit debt relief agency with a mission to help you get out of debt fast, while giving you the tools & support you need to stay debt free forever. Visit the link above to learn more about what benefits are offered & to complete the online form to schedule a free debt analysis. You can also call (800) 235-1407 to speak with a certified counselor.

Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center  

Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center

Located in Hyannis, the Cape & Islands Outreach Center (CIVOC) provides comprehensive life sustaining services such as a food pantry, mental health, & family support services for veterans & their loved ones. CIVOC also offers different programs including: - Housing; - Scholarships; - Community Awareness. To learn more about the services they provide visit the link above or contact them directly: Call: (508) 778-1590 Email:

Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders  

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders & Complicated Grief at Massachusetts General Hospital conducts state-of-the-art research aimed at improving the standard of care for people suffering from anxiety disorders. The Center provides outpatient evaluation & treatment for adults with persistent worry or anxiety, traumatic stress, &/or prolonged grief. For info visit the link above or: Call: 866-449-6779 Email: