HIDDEN HEROES AND HEROINES
Many wounded, ill, and injured active duty service members and veterans rely on their caregivers for their day to day activities. Caregivers take on many forms, they are spouses, family members, friends and acquaintances who devote substantial amounts of time and effort assisting the wounded, ill and injured with an array of advocacy efforts, practical physical assistance, and emotional support to name a few.
Time spent caregiving can lead to the loss of income, health care, and exact a substantial physical and emotional toll. To the extent that Caregivers well-being is compromised, they may become unable to perform their caregiver, family or spousal role, leaving the responsibilities to be borne by our societal community.
In response to the need, Yellow Ribbon Fund developed the Keystone Program. Keystone is defined as the central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together. Therefore, a stronger individual or individuals, equal a keystone to the progressive stability arch of patient transition. Without them, those facing obstacles surrounding treatment, rehabilitation, and transition into their communities will face a lower assimilation success rate and a lower quality of life.
Our model is delivered in concert with key partners in the veteran service organization space to reach our desired goals of creating a peer to peer sanctuary, skills, education, and training courses, and follow-on support as they transition back into their communities.
MILITARY SACRIFICE + KEYSTONE STRENGTH = COOPERATIVE SUCCESS
Yellow Ribbon Fund realizes that we cannot complete our mission alone. There are over 40,000 veteran service organizations (VSOs) with their own special skills and focused deliverables.
In order to reach our desire of creating stronger families, we are partnering with elite VSOs with a track record of implementing an incredible impact on the community.
Code of Support Foundation, FourBlock, Military Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN), and Vail Veterans Program are just a few of our partners moving forward. Each plays a critical role in providing the sanctuaries, skills, and stability to our Keystone family.