The Patriots Initiative Accredits QoLF

After careful evaluation by The Patriots Initiative, Quality of Life Foundation is proud to announce that we have been determined to be one of finest nonprofits in the nation supporting America’s armed forces service members, veterans and their families. The Patriots Initiative is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading evaluators of nonprofits serving the nation’s armed forces communities, identifying those who have exceptional practices and performance, doing the most good for the families of the heroes that faithfully serve our country.  It’s a hard-earned recognition, and our organization is identified as one of the most promising in the country, doing the finest work that
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New Partnership-Same Impact

The DAV Charitable Service Trust (CST) recognizes the life altering impacts of multiple deployments on the veteran and their family. The CST is committed to supporting organizations and programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans, of all wars and all eras, and their caregivers to support their physical and psychological rehabilitation—organizations like the Quality of Life Foundation. QoLF is fortunate to have been awarded a grant from the DAV Charitable Service Trust which allows us to continue to support those caregivers and families who willingly stay on the path of recovery with their veteran as they
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A Quiet Outlet

This young caregiver was having a difficult time and came to the realization that she needed to help herself in order to more fully and completely help her family, which included her husband and two young children. A Marine veteran, her husband did multiple deployments and is now dealing with visible and invisible wounds. After a long conversation with her, we discovered that she enjoyed sewing and quilting, which she said was a quiet outlet for her and a time that she could be alone, yet be productive, doing something that she loved. We researched and found a quilting machine
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Veteran on His Recumbent Bike

Helping the Veteran Helps the Family

This veteran came to us to see if we could assist him with the purchase of a recumbent bike, as he very much wanted to engage in bike riding. He indicated that he had been trying to find funding for such an apparatus through other resources, but had been unsuccessful. Due to the cost of the bike, he could not afford to purchase one of his own. The veteran was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and because of his visible and invisible injuries, he has been unable to sustain employment. We asked the veteran to visit a local bike
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A Place to Call Home

Imagine being far away from family and in the blink of an eye, having your life dramatically changed. This family came to the Quality of Life in need of support to help with repairs to make their house “a place to call home”. The gift of land prompted this family to move to another state. However, the move and new home presented some challenges. The family was in desperate need of guttering to prevent runoff and puddling. Additionally, the home needed a porch for ease of access and spending time outdoors. QoLF was able to coordinate services to fix these issues and,
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Making a Difference

Dear Quality of Life Foundation & Azalea Charities, I would like to personally thank you for your Holiday Blessing gift cards to our children. As a dual disabled veteran family, it is extremely difficult to allocate our precious income on gifts during the holiday season. But because of your selfless act, we are able to treat our kids to several special presents without the pressure of pulling from our own much-needed funds. This week my husband and I were able to sit down and shop online for the girls worry free. We have decided that our daughter (age 4) will receive an awesome
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Paleo Meals for a Caregiving Family

We recently had the pleasure of working with an Army veteran family in Clover, South Carolina.  This family includes the veteran, his spouse and caregiver, and their minor son.  The veteran served in the Army and as a result of two deployments and exposure to several IEDs, he has been diagnosed with severe PTSD and TBI.  He requires substantial daily care from his wife. The family recently moved from the state of Washington to South Carolina as they were selected to receive a mortgage free home from another national nonprofit organization.  While they were very excited to be in South
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give to wounded veteran military family caregivers

The Power of Partnership

Our veteran families experience tremendous challenges when they are presented with catastrophic injuries that fundamentally alter their life. The Quality of Life Foundation is able to assist the caregivers and families of these severely injured, ill, and wounded veterans through an elaborate network of supporters, donors, corporate and individual partners. In fact, did you know that for every $1 donated, the QoLF is able to leverage $3 in direct services in support of a veteran family? These leveraged funds can be in the form of in-kind support, waived fees, or an actual matching donation. The common strand is that all
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Furnishing Hope Does It Again!

The Quality of Life Foundation was contacted by a mother and caregiver who was seeking assistance for her daughter, a 23-year Navy veteran who retired from service following her diagnosis of cancer and other serious medical conditions.  The mother and caregiver moved from Maryland to California in 2011 to assist her daughter with daily living tasks and transportation to numerous medical appointments.  This relieved the veterans’ husband who had resigned from his employment to assist his wife.  The family was in dire financial debt and the veterans’ husband needed to find employment to supplement the family income. One of the
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