Ql+ Receives Grant From DVNF To Support Innovative Solutions To Veterans' Challenges

The Quality of Life Plus Program Receives a Grant from Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Support Programming to Aid Veterans
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MCLEAN, Va. - Sept. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- Quality of Life Plus (QL+), a non-profit organization headquartered in McLean, VA, is the proud recipient of a grant from Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) that will support QL+ programs at 18 of our Nation's top universities. The QL+ programs will dramatically improve disabled veterans' quality of life.

The DVNF provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. DVNF recently announced that it will award $295,800 to 20 organizations as part of its summer session of Capacity Building grants. The Capacity Building Grants are DVNF's way of touching the lives of veterans through organizational partners throughout the country. Each of these groups meets the specific mental and physical health needs of veterans in their respective communities, and they do so in their own unique ways.

QL+ Bio: The mission of QL+ is to foster and generate innovations that aid and improve the quality of life of those who have served our country. We challenge University students to create novel solutions to improve the lives of Veterans, first responders, and service members.

"QL+ is honored and grateful to be the recipient of one of the DVNF grants and to become a partner with an organization whose mission is aligned with the QL+ mission," commented Robert Wolff, PhD, P.E., QL+ Executive Director

QL+ student engineers develop novel technical solutions to assist and improve the quality of life for military personnel and veterans with disabilities. Throughout the academic year, QL+ mentors, monitors, and supports the collaboration between the veterans and the student teams. At the end of the academic year, the student teams formally present the completed assistive device or modified hardware to the veteran for use in their daily life. Each project is unique, and the innovations are created to give the veterans increased mobility and independence to engage in the activities they enjoy. While these assistive devices are tailored to the needs of the individual participating veteran, the solutions frequently help other veterans with similar disabilities.

QL+ is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with its major lab at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California. It also has a dedicated lab at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Established QL+ programs also operate at Virginia Tech, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, the University of Dayton, San Diego State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.



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