Those close to service members are all too familiar with both the invisible and visible wounds that come with war. With those injuries come a host of circumstances that may feel unbearable. At our Hearts of ValorTM retreats you don't have to feel that burden alone.
At our retreats you will be able to share your story with other people that have found themselves in similar situations as you and learn how to cope in your role as a caregiver and learn more about:
• Invisible wounds
• Compassion fatigue
• Healthy living
• Feeling connected
Retreat Sponsorship Opportunities
In 2007, Operation Homefront began supporting caregivers through a program called Hearts of Valor (formerly known as Wounded Warrior Wives). Maintained by Operation Homefront, Hearts of Valor created a secure website as a private place for the caregivers to talk, vent and ask questions. As time progressed, a clinical psychologist and a peer mentor were brought in to listen to the caregivers and ensure they find professional help.
Our hallmark retreats were created to help connect these caregivers with others providing the same care, gain a better understanding of what PTSD is, learn coping skills, and care for their veteran. Hearts of Valor's goal is to teach each caregiver how to reduce their stress while caring for the veteran. Hearts of Valor seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of the people who care for our nation's wounded, ill or injured service members by providing a community of support based on a foundation of empathy and mutual understanding.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available below or you may contact Ebony Strange at 240-403-7294 to discuss a customizable plan for your company.
The Golden Heart: $100,000
With the Golden Heart Sponsorship, your company would be the chief supporter of three complete Hearts of Valor retreats to include venue, transportation, retreat events and meals.
The Silver Heart: $60,000
With the Silver Heart Sponsorship, your company would be able to finance travel and board for 40 attendees at two retreats.
The Bronze Heart: $30,000
With the Bronze Heart Sponsorship, your company would provide the program expenses for one retreat. In addition, this package would also include a line item to include the cost of filming the retreat. This would allow Hearts of Valor to expand their retreat reach to their entire network of supporters by posting the videos online for all to view.
The Local Heart: $8,000
As a local heart you will sponsor your local caregivers at their monthly peer support gatherings. Caregivers are meeting twice a month, in your local community, to discuss life's problems as well as share the good times and bad. We have found that laughing, crying, and being with friends, while sharing quiet, intimate moments is considered to be mood-protective and helps caregivers remain resilient in their roles.