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Operation Family Caregiver

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Operation Family Caregiver coaches the families and friends of service members and veterans to manage difficult transitions.

Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) provides free and confidential support to the families of those who have served our nation. We help the families of returning service members and veterans adjust to the "new normal" by coping more effectively with problems they never imagined. Our specially trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along.

How it Works

OFC coaches work for local, community-based organizations, not the military, and will visit the caregiver's home, or meet by phone/Skype, to customize a 16- to 24-week program that is unique to each family. Together, caregivers and their coaches develop strategies that can help them get through the tough times and make plans for how to manage over the long term.

Easterseals Washington & Operation Family Caregiver

Easterseals Washington is proud to have been selected as the new Operation Family Caregiver provider in Washington State, becoming the 14th location across the US to offer the program. As an OFC affiliate, Easterseals Washington will provide individualized skill-building support to military caregivers residing in Washington State.

To Enroll

Operation Family Caregiver in Washington is accepting caregiver applications now. Contact us today at or 206.281.5700 x123.

Participate in our Referral Network

Interested in us coming out and giving a presentation to your group and/or collaborating with us by referring caregivers? We would love to work with you and reach more families. Please email Heidi Jo Johnson at for more information.


Operation Family Caregiver Washington Brochure
Operation Family Caregiver Infographic
Operation Family Caregiver Program One Sheet
Operation Family Caregiver Launch Event Recap
Operation Family Caregiver Washington Launch Event PPT Presentation

Press Releases

Military Caregiver Support Program to Continue in Washington State - Press Release June 2018
Easterseals Washington selected as new Operation Family Caregiver site in Washington State - Press Release Nov 2016

For program inquiries and more information, or to request an OFC presentation for your group, please contact:

Heidi Jo Johnson, MSW
Caregiver Coach
206.281.5700 x123

Get To Know our Caregiver Coach, Heidi Jo Johnson, MSW, MHP


Heidi's unique set of talents and education make her a perfect fit for serving military families as they navigate their "new normal" of living with service-related injuries. Heidi has 20+ years' experience in the Human Services Field with a focus on veterans and adults with developmental disabilities. Her compassionate spirit and commitment to making a positive impact on people's lives is evident through her kind words, loving actions, and bright smile. Heidi earned her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Washington State University in 2012 and achieved her life-long goal of a Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2017. She is the beloved wife of a disabled Navy Veteran and proud mother of two sons, one of which is a United States Marine.

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