Wounded Veteran Family Care Program

Our focus is advocacy and support for caregivers.

We assist in negotiating benefits and guidelines. If you are a caregiver who needs support negotiating the revised PCAFC benefits, click below to apply. We do not offer financial assistance.

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A journey is the act of travelling from one place to another. For the Quality of Life Foundation (QoLF), the journey began in September 2008 when the foundation conducted research and outreach that culminated in a report that defined the caregiver population and developed a comprehensive “Model of Support for the Severely Wounded Warrior Family”.

The result of this effort was the establishment of the Wounded Veteran Family Care Program (WVFCP) which addressed the biggest gap in support at that time - the transition from a VA Medical Center to home - with all of the new physical, psychological, familial, and social challenges that accompanied the transition. The WVFCP used a Family Support Coordinator to build a trusting relationship with caregivers in order to identify and address the unmet needs that contributed to their quality of life.

One of the most positive developments over the last 11 years was the establishment of the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) which provides caregiver stipends. These stipends have had a positive impact in the lives of post-9/11 caregivers. The VA is currently in the process of implementing the Mission Act which expands benefits and eligibility for caregivers across the spectrum to include pre-9/11 caregivers. Over the past year, the WVFCP worked with families who were in the appeals process for benefits for various reasons. This engagement allowed us to see the potential impacts and challenges that caregivers may experience as the PCAFC program transitions to the Mission Act directive. Based on this experience, QoLF decided to shift the focus of the WVFCP to providing advocacy and support to caregivers in negotiating the PCAFC benefits and guidelines.

Just as we did 11 years ago, QoLF is identifying and filling a gap in caregiver support.

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As a county veteran service officer, the Quality Of Life Foundation provides expertise in all areas of the VA caregiver program, offering education for our team, and providing support for the veteran families that we serve.  The QoLF team provides personalized education, support and advocacy that cannot be found anywhere else.

Veteran Service Officer

“Andrea's testimony... brought me to tears to hear those words said out loud, THANK YOU. What it means to me is beyond words that I can express.”

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran

To have QoLF take the lead and connect us to the PCAFC Administrator DIRECTLY so we could share our concerns, experiences, solutions and to feel “heard.”  Many positive results came out of those meetings which would have not happened without the advocacy and leadership of QoLF.

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran

"I’d love to have you involved with all my clients/families – but that’s being selfish. I appreciate what you do!"

VA Case Manager

The Quality of Life foundation has provided exceptional support to me...As a caregiver, knowing that I have someone supporting and advocating for me, makes it easier to provide support to my veteran.

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran

 THANK YOU, QoLF, for continuing to be a part of improving the quality of life of so many of our severely wounded warriors and their families.

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran

"The service that this organization provides has been invaluable to wounded warriors and their families."

Teaming Organization

"QoLF really goes the extra mile to help and I am very impressed with the organization."

Case Manager

"You guys are doing an excellent job and I am so grateful to be able to work with this foundation."

VA Case Manager

“I don’t know how, but you made things move and it seems all our prayers were answered in a single day.”

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran

"I absolutely loved working with QoLF…anytime we had a problem You were able to make sure to find ways to help us out. We are now pretty well sustained without too many issues, thanks to the help we received."

Caregiver of a Wounded Veteran