Interfaith Action and Ministry Impact Council

According to the RAND study Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers, around 30% of military caregivers rely on “religious or spiritual support networks to meet the challenges of caregiving.” Despite this, very few resources targeted specifically towards military caregivers exist in the faith community. In order to better understand what gaps exist (in knowledge and resources) in the faith community as it relates to military caregivers, the Interfaith Action and Ministry Impact Council – convened by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation – has developed and is circulating two surveys; one for caregivers and one for leaders in the faith community. These surveys are intended to highlight the missing elements that prevent the faith community from offering effective support to military caregivers. We would appreciate your taking time to answer the following questions to help us better understand what resources might be most useful to the faith community in supporting caregivers nationwide.

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* 1. Are you aware of any military caregivers in your faith community?

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* 3. Would it be beneficial for you to receive information, education, or training on their duties and responsibilities?

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* 4. How do you normally advertise or build awareness for your programs throughout your community?

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* 5. If you have military caregivers in your community, what do you and your congregation need to know about them in order to provide support?

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* 6. Does your faith community currently provide support for other caregiver communities such as those who care for the elderly or disabled?

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* 7. Contact Information (optional)

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