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Georgia Southwestern expanding a program to help military families

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

The Rosalynn Carter Institute at Georgia Southwestern is expanding a program to help military families.

Operation Family Caregiver is opening new sites in three military communities in North Carolina, Virginia, and California.

Johnson and Johnson and other private foundations gave more than $900,000 for the expansion.

The program supports and trains caregivers of returning service members and veterans suffering from PTSD and physical disabilities.

“They have served our nation well and have been that family to which that soldier returns home to and we want to be there with them because they have been there for us,” said Leisa Eason, Executative Director.

The 4-year-old program now has 10 locations benefiting more than 100 caregivers.

To benefit from the Operation Family a Caregiver program through the Rosalynn Carter Institute you can sign up by sending an email to reachout@ operationfamilycaregiver.org or visit website operationfamilycaregiver.org

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