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10 Year Anniversary

      “Not Just For A Moment, But For A Lifetime” “When it Rains, It Does Not Always Have to Pour” “Doing It Alone, With A Little Help”   All of these are stories of real life caregivers that the Quality of Life Foundation, through the Wounded Veteran Family Care Program, has been able …

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ThunderCat Technology Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wounded Veteran Families

    We are excited to announce that ThunderCat Technology has named Wounded Veteran Families as the beneficiary of the First Annual ThunderCat Charity Golf Tournament.   We invite you to join us as we “Swing for Support” on Monday, April 30th at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg, VA in support of Wounded Veteran Families. …

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DRT Brings Game-Changing Technology to QoLF

DRT’s Technology Transformation team modernizes Wounded Veteran Family Care Program with newest, cloud-based approach to data management, data analytics and data visualization. (reprint of original article at http://www.drtstrategies.com/qolf?journal=109) DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (www.drtstrategies.com), a leading management and technology solutions firm, announced today that the company’s Technology Transformation team designed, built and implemented its enterprise business …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Back-to-School Brigade

  Believe it or not, the 2016-2017 school year is rapidly approaching, but no need to stress, Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade is again providing school supplies for active duty, E1-E6 or all ranks of post 9/11 wounded, ill or injured for the upcoming school year. Below is a link where you can find the closest Back-to-School Brigade location …

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QoLF Executive Director, Rachel O'Hern, at the Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds

Last week, our Executive Director Rachel O’Hern was honored to participate in The Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented by the George W. Bush Institute  with a panel of subject matter experts and share her thoughts on the role of nonprofit organizations.  See a brief summary of her thoughts below:   Regarding the role …

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Operation Family Caregiver

Quality of Life Foundation recently attended a launch event for an exciting new program – Operation Family Caregiver presented by Blue Star Families! Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, dedicated to supporting, connecting, and empowering military families. Blue Star Families’ Caregivers …

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A Fresh Start

  A fresh start, a new beginning, an investment. As a caregiver we invest so much of ourselves into our loved ones that we often forget to invest in our own needs, health, hopes and dreams. There are trying times with little respite where we feel like we are living one minute, one day, one …

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and the pursuit of happiness

Today we celebrate the beginning of a new nation. 239 years ago, 1337 words and 56 signatures changed the world. From coast to coast, small towns and big cities alike will host parades and pyrotechnics to mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The one constant across all the backyard barbeques and park picnics? …

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Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit

Today, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation hosted the 2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit: Progress and Promise here in Washington, DC. The summit marked one year since Senator Elizabeth Dole launched the National Coalition for Military Caregivers. In her remarks, Senator Dole named dozens of private, public, nonprofit and faith organizations and leaders who have taken steps …

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Silver Star Day

If you live in close proximity to a military installation, you may have seen this image in a window decal around town, but may not be familiar with the meaning and history behind the sticker. These “service flags” or “service banners” are an official banner that family members of service members can display (36 USC …

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Donation from Zeiders Enterprises

We recently received a generous donation from Zeiders Enterprises. This most recent contribution will enable us to continue our mission of improving the Quality of Life for wounded veteran family caregivers! During the holidays, many Zeiders employees also chose to make a charitable donation to our foundation. As over 70% of Zeiders employees have a …

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From the Hospital Room to the Bedroom

In December, the Quality of Life Foundation attended a conference hosted in Washington, DC by the Bob Woodruff Foundation dedicated to addressing the issue of intimacy after injury. In this groundbreaking two day event, the first of its kind to take on these issues, caregivers shared their deeply personal experiences with struggling to regain physical …

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What is PTSD?

Many families enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program include veterans who live with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  PTSD occurs as the result of exposure to traumatic events. People who go through just one horrible event (i.e., a physical attack, a devastating natural disaster, a car accident, etc.), can develop …

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