Holiday Blessing 2019

This holiday season we are extending our annual Holiday Blessing to the children of families currently enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program. Our goal is to relieve a bit of the stress that can come during the holiday season. Thanks to our generous donors, TD Foundation and Azalea Charities, we will send our caregiver families gift cards for each minor child in their household. This Holiday Blessing goes out to caregivers who have sacrificed much, including their income and time, to care for their veterans who have protected our freedom. We welcome the opportunity to show them our gratitude and give them
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Resolving Unmet Needs

A caregiver reached out to us for resources to purchase a split adjustable bed for her veteran and herself. She provides care for her husband, a wounded Army veteran who has significant injuries after multiple deployments.  After understanding what the needs of the family were, our QoLF FSC teamed with Operation First Response and received a generous discount from Mattress Firm to purchase a bed that helps her veteran now sleep comfortably through the night. The caregiver expressed her excitement at finally having a resolution: “The bed was delivered on Monday. It is wonderful…I simply do not have the words to
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Back Yard Improvements

We recently had the pleasure of working with a caregiver providing full-time care for her husband, a wounded Navy veteran who went through multiple deployments during the 12 years he served. The family of five has 2 large dogs, one of whom is the veteran’s service dog. Because the family’s backyard fence needed to be repaired, they could not let the dogs go out alone, especially at night because of the coyotes in their area. This was making life a bit difficult for the caregiver, so we secured a grant from the Home Depot Foundation, who then provided a total backyard renovation for the family, including a new grill, outdoor
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Collaboration for Caregiving Families

We recently had the privilege of assisting a mother of two young children, and wife providing care for her Army veteran. While in Iraq, he was wounded in combat by a bomb blast resulting in a number of visible and invisible wounds. This caregiver came to us for assistance for her husband’s health needs. While we are not able to purchase medications and health supplements directly, we assisted with the family’s car payment in order to free up their budget to purchase the vitamins he needed out of pocket. After she and her QoLF FSC further discussed her unmet needs,
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New Maternity Clothes

A young family which includes the veteran Marine, his wife/caregiver, and 2 young daughters are now in the midst of expecting a baby brother or sister! The family is very excited at the prospect of this new family member; however, financial circumstances which were not the fault of the family have prevented the new mom from being able to purchase some of the necessary maternity items she desperately needs!  This is the caregiver’s first pregnancy as their 2 daughters are from another marriage, and thus, there were no former maternity clothes for her use. The Quality of Life Foundation provided this
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Thankful

There are many organizations out there that help veterans, but not nearly as many that help those caring for our veterans.

The Most Precious Gift

A sweater for Aunt Elle, a red fire truck for Little Jimmy, and a new Barbie doll for Ari, the list goes on and on. And on that day there will be smiles and fleeting jubilation! Yes, you may catch Aunt Elle in her newest fashion – or not. Jimmy may spend countless hours on the floor raising and lowering the ladder to save his action figure trapped in the tower made of legos – or – if he receives the newest X-Box or PlayStation – the firetruck may sink into oblivion to be found many springs from now in
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500 Caregivers Served

QoLF FSCs: James, Sharon, Andrea, Angie, and Carmen Our mission is to support Caregivers that tirelessly give of themselves to support and aid their veterans and their families. With little time or attention devoted to their own well-being, these Caregivers push through to ensure the sustainability of their families through every challenge that arises. We could not fulfill our mission however without the tireless efforts of our Family Support Coordinators – James, Sharon, Andrea, Angie and Carmen, and our staff, Sarah and Shawn. Although a small staff, they do an incredible work fundamentally changing and positively impacting the lives of
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Tri-Care Enrollment Information for Caregivers

  For all military retirees and dependents, your new Benefeds (TRICARE)vision and dental plans must be purchased between November 12 and December 10, 2018. The old TRICARE Retiree Dental Program is passing out of existence on December 31, 2018, so you must choose a new plan during the enrollment period. You may also add on vision coverage. You can search by zip code to compare plans. Some important things to consider: If you want to keep your dentist, call and ask them if they are an “IN-NETWORK PROVIDER” on the plan you want. If you ask them if they accept
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The Little Things Make a Big Difference

Home is the place where we expect the cares and burdens of everyday life will be lifted just enough to get ready to tackle another day. But, we rarely take time to appreciate the things that make our lives easier, the burden lighter. And when those things are suddenly out of reach, we realize what a big difference they make in the quality of our lives. Imagine seeing your spouse in unrelenting pain every day, or realizing that thereís not enough money to pay the bills, or having to travel miles to send a simple fax to apply for resources.
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