Visiting Veterans/Legacy Corps is a respite program for the caregivers of veterans. We serve the Northwest Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. Our volunteers have a thorough background check, complete at least 20 hours of pre-service training, including CPR and First Aid, and then continue with monthly training on a variety of topics.
We are a companionship program; the care recipient must not require assistance in toileting or taking medications while our volunteers are visiting. No heavy lifting (transfers).
There is no cost to the families. Respite has been proven to relieve caregiver stress, and is a vital aspect of at-home caregiving.
If you are interested in volunteering, or are a military-affiliated family who could use our services, please call Caroline Dixon (850) 659-7188, or Stacey Griffith (850) 474-0030, or come by our offices at the Goodwill Easterseals Community Center, 913-H Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.