The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Grant

With a recent grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, we improved the quality of life for 7 veterans, 7 caregivers, and 11 children – a total of 25 lives impacted. We found solutions to all 28 of the challenges these families asked us to address.  Our Family Support Coordinators met these challenges by providing advocacy, purchasing a good or service, and/or leveraging a needed good or service from a teaming organization. The estimated value of the goods and services we were able to coordinate for these families is over $51,000.   In other words, for every dollar of grant money
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Strength, Wisdom and Love

Where are you located? Stafford, VA Where did your veteran receive the majority of their medical treatment? He had most of all his surgeries at Bethesda Naval ( Walter Reed now) and all his Rehab at the Tampa VA. Which branch of service is your family affiliated with? USMC Please share how you came to be a caregiver. Well I met my husband just about 4 years after he was shot, so by marriage is how I became a caregiver but more important his wife! What did I do before he was shot?! I was a sophomore in high school! haha! But the crazy
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Halos not stars

Sharon Lavier, a Family Support Coordinator here at Quality of Life Foundation, recently began working with a wounded veteran caregiver. This young woman, whom Sharon describes as a spectacular mother of six, provides daily substantial care for her childhood sweetheart, who is now a wounded veteran. She recently wrote a review in response to the work Sharon has been doing on her behalf. Below is what this caregiver had to say about QoLF’s “Super FSC”: “There needs to be an option for a Halo instead of stars. They are listening with a genuine heart. It has been a long time since I
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Florida Caregiver Shares Her Story

 Where are you located? I am located near Tampa, Florida   Where did your Veteran receive Medical Treatment? My husband and I have moved quite often. He has received treatment in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Florida Veteran Affairs. Most being in Florida.   Which branch of service is your family affiliated with? United States Air Force   Please share how you came to be a caregiver. I came to be a caregiver through the Miami VA. We had no idea about the program until they told us about the program there. I help him with everything to include his medications, reminding
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