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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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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Meeting the Long-Term Needs of Caregiving Families

The support and care that QoLF provides to our families transcends checking off the boxes of needs as identified during the initial assessment. At the time, shutters seemed like an odd request however, understanding that the family lived in Florida, and not knowing the full scope of their past experiences, the FSC explored possible options. The FSC was able to coordinate assistance for the family who provided their services at no cost to us or the family. Imagine our surprise when:       In total, QoLF spent $1,888 to support this family, however the total estimated value of support
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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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Back to School with Splunk

Education is one’s bedrock. Learning the 3 R’s are critical for a successful future. As we approach this time of year, many of us will fulfill school supply lists that have grown tremendously over the years. As teachers struggle to maintain the basic necessities in their classrooms, families are called upon to provide even more of their basic supplies but also supplies to be shared. Many of our families struggle with maintaining housing, basic utilities, transportation and clothing. The added pressure of mechanical pencils, multiple binders, and scientific calculators is too much to bear. Thanks to the generosity of Splunk,
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AUSA to Host Military Family Forum

Living with Post Traumatic Stress: An Update on Issues and Resources The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Family Readiness Directorate will join forces with representatives from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s office, Senator Maize Hirono’s office among others to host a Military Family Forum titled, Living with Post Traumatic Stress: An Update on Issues and Resources This free Military Family Forum is designed to update the community of caregivers and support organizations on the challenges and solutions for families living with Post Traumatic Stress. This event
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