Holiday Blessing

Join us as we look to have the sky covered in snowflakes of services! Our families come to us with a particular set of challenges. However, at this time of year, we recognize that it will not be long before the holidays will be upon them and many of their minds will race with ways to brighten the lives of their children and not disappoint the hearts of innocence and the eyes of youth. With that said, we are beginning our Holiday Blessings campaign and are asking you, our partners and friends, to consider making a donation that will not
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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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Home in a Box

  The Quality of Life Foundation recently teamed up with Furnishing Hope to coordinate a “Home in a Box” for a family of 8 from Chesterton, Indiana. The family was in need of all new furniture and linens due to mold challenges in their home. Because the family is living on a fixed income, they could not afford to replace the furniture all at once. With the help of the family’s Family Support Coordinator (FSC), Sharon, and Beth Phillips from Furnishing Hope, they were able to provide the family with a “Home in a Box” worth nearly $11,000. This included six twin
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Help Our Wounded

Help Our Wounded has been partnering to help Quality of Life Foundation families for quite a while. Rosie Babin of Help Our Wounded, a wounded warrior caregiver herself, knows the ins and outs of the needs of the wounded, ill, and injured community and strives to help Quality of Life Foundation meet the needs of the families for which our organization requests assistance. Rosie meets each request with prompt attention and assistance, allowing for assistance with a wide variety of needs. When one of our own staff member’s wounded warrior was hospitalized, Rosie was there to help us provide assistance
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Meal Delivery Pilot Program

With the generous support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Quality of Life Foundation was able to extend a pilot meal delivery service program to each of the 30 new wounded veteran families enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program.  Twenty-six (26) families elected to participate, with two of those electing to discontinue the program at the midpoint.  Our midpoint and close out survey data indicate that stress levels were somewhat decreased, energy levels somewhat increased, and family bonding over a shared meal to be significantly increased.  No change was indicated on sleep quality. A selection of caregiver feedback
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Mattress from Furnishing Hope

Recently we have had the opportunity to get to know the family of an Army veteran in Florida. This veteran was experiencing a significant amount of back pain and had been sleeping on the floor because the old mattress was not providing adequate support. As a result, the caregiver and veteran had not been able to share a bed in many years! When we partnered with Furnishing Hope we were able to get a fantastic new mattress delivered to the family. The new mattress is low enough for the veteran to get in and out of bed with little difficultly
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A Simple Wish

We recently had the honor of working with a family of five; an Army veteran, his (also Army veteran) spouse and caregiver, and their 3 minor children. The caregiver originally reached out to us for assistance finding activities for her three young children. She felt that they have had to sacrifice so much because of her and her husband’s service to our country. She was concerned that her kids are not spending time around kids their age because they spend so much time at the VA during their dad’s medical appointments. She wanted them to be able to participate in
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QoLF Teams with Our Military Kids

Since 2013, The Quality of Life Foundation has teamed with Our Military Kids to help children of wounded veteran families.  Our Military Kids provides support and recognition to military children by providing grants to pay for athletic, fine arts and tutoring. Thus far, they have provided nearly $22 million in grants and have never turned away an eligible family. As a result of the grants provided by Our Military Kids, 19 children of QoLF families have had the opportunity to participate in soccer, gymnastics, dance, rodeo, science camps, YMCA camps, tennis, tutoring and more! The Quality of Life Foundation appreciates
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