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Veteran’s Playbook is a show with a purpose – to inspire active military and veterans to consider business ownership as a viable path to success and fulfillment.

Each episode will tell the compelling story of a U.S. veteran or family member entrepreneur and their unique life, career, and venture “Playbooks”. Each story is a journey into their military experience, transition to civilian life and entrepreneurship, and showcases the destination communities where they live, work, and make an impact.

Shawn Moore was featured in Season 1 Episode 11 on December 13, 2023.

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November 8, 2023 400 veterans, first responder families served with food, care boxes in KCK

Listen to Shawn's Podcast From One Caregiver to Another By Kay Coughlin

Jul 06, 2023

This is the business & emotional health podcast for people who also have family caregiver responsibilities. Whether you have to work or want to work, in “From One Caregiver to Another,” your host, business coach Kay Coughlin, will talk about how to set boundaries, get rest and thrive in the workplace and at home. This is NOT about how to be a better caregiver - this podcast is about being you, a whole person, who just happens to have caregiver responsibilities. No judgment and no guilt here! More information:

May 11, 2023 Modern Warrior Live with Shawn Moore

Suicide touches all of us in one way or another. Caregivers on the Homefront's Founder and Executive Director, Shawn Moore, experienced her own life changing day when her husband, Bryan, a 23-year Army Veteran attempted suicide. Hear her powerful story as she tells it through the Modern Warrior Experience, a mixture of storytelling and music led by internationally-acclaimed trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.


This video explicitly talks about suicide and is not intended for all audiences.

Kansas City, MO - May 2023 - Caregivers on the Homefront is one of several organizations nationwide selected to receive a Creative Forces® Community Engagement grant. A grant of $13,000 will support Art on the Homefront. Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants are part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creative Forces® initiative and are in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.   Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs that seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Creative Forces Community Engagement grants will increase access to arts activities in more communities and will serve a broad population, including active-duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, veterans, military and veteran families, as well as caregivers and healthcare workers providing care for military service members and veterans.    

“It is inspiring to see how arts programming is being utilized by Caregivers on the Homefront to support and promote healing for our nation’s military, veterans, and all those who care for them,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Engagement with the arts— the act of doing, seeing, creating, teaching—is crucial to living healthy and artful lives. The expansion of Creative Forces from clinical sites into communities like Kansas City provides significant opportunities for this critical work to reach more people and make a difference in their lives.” 

"We are honored to receive this grant that will provide meaningful connections among our veteran and military caregivers, their children, and those they give care to. Oftentimes those providing care, the Hidden Heroes and Hidden Helpers, do not get a chance to share their lived experiences. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts we will provide meaningful connections for those that have given so much." Shawn Moore, Founder, Caregivers on the Homefront.

Art on the Homefront will partner with Kansas City art teacher, Elsa Littleton, to host stand alone painting workshops both in-person and virtually as well as to include these workshops into our existing restorative weekend and Homefront Hangout programs. This program will support military and Veteran family caregivers as well as children living in Veteran homes and will be at no cost to the participants. Through art they will connect with those living in similar situations and gain resilience through each other’s stories of hope. 

Todd Stein, President and CEO of Mid-America Arts Alliance, said “we are excited to support this project with Caregivers on the Homefront to promote continued healing through the arts for military populations in communities across the country. The art experiences offered show how art can connect and heal.” He added, “Through the Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program, we are humbled to have the opportunity to work on this initiative with the National Endowment for the Arts, created in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.”  By providing opportunities for engaging in art or art-making, Caregivers on the Homefront seeks to help participants gain a better understanding of themselves and others through creative expression, while increasing their sense of belonging to our community. Participation in the arts often leads to individual and shared sense of purpose, as well as positive self-worth, supporting their ability to adapt and readjust to life’s challenges.   

For more information on other projects included in this grant announcement as well as resources for arts engagement with military-connected populations, visit

About the Creative Forces Initiative  Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The initiative seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Creative Forces is managed in partnership with Americans for the Arts, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Mid-America Arts Alliance. More information can be found at and  About the National Endowment for the Arts  Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

About Mid America Arts Alliance

MidAmerica Arts Alliance (MAAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. Additional information about Mid America Arts Alliance can be found at

COMMUNITY DAY KMBC News: Caregivers on the Homefront Nov 9, 2022

November 6, 2021

Yesterday, along with wonderful employees from GEHA Health, we packed 500 care packages for Veterans and their family members/caregivers! This Monday we will pass those out at the Kansas City VA Medical Center to recognize our Veterans for Veterans Day and family caregivers for #NationalFamilyCaregiverMonth.

We want to thank Gene and Robin at GEHA for their partnership in putting this together and all of the employees and our Board members for volunteering your time! Thank you to those who donated items - American Red Cross of Missouri, AARP, Blue Star Families of Missouri, Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Good360, our COH Board members and individuals. We could NOT do this without YOU!

As you can see below - everyone rocked it and came together to support our Nation's Veterans and their family members/caregivers!

#CaregiverAnd #VeteransDay #Volunteerism #HiddenHeroes

VA Eastern Kansas Suicide Prevention Summit April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

The VA Eastern Kansas Suicide Prevention Summit was held this weekend at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City, KS. Beyond Thank You "A community conversation about military transitions, suicide prevention, healing, and hope."

Shawn Moore and Dr. Rachel Moyers PHD attended the summit and were able to share their experiences with suicide in the family. They were also able to shine a large spotlight on the mission of Caregivers on the Homefront.

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