Who We Are and Our Mission

SALUTE to Veterans is a program of Quality Resource Center, a nonprofit company, dedicated to changing our community by assisting men and women who made numerous sacrifices by choosing to serve our nation when they joined our military forces. Our mission is to make a positive impact in North Florida by offering safe/secure housing to homeless veterans. This is one step to help restore our veterans in order to re-integrate these heroes back into society. We are committed to offering each veteran individualized services that may include mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, employability training and case management services to reestablish VA benefits. SALUTE was created for our military residents to show them the dignity, honor and respect they deserve for being our heroes.

Board Members

We proudly present our Board. These are the men and women who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to enable the SALUTE to Veterans program to meet its goal of getting military veterans into safe housing, back to work and living a life with pride and dignity.

Chairman Joseph Whitaker, City of Jacksonville Office of Economic Development (34 yrs.-Retired), U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran

Vice Chairman Mark Ulerie, President/CEO, Quality Life Center (30yrs.-Current)

Treasurer Mark Ulerie, President/CEO, Quality Life Center

Secretary Lynn Ulerie, Vice President/COO, Quality Life Center (30yrs.-Current)

Rondey Harris - US Navy Chief (Retired)

Tillis Devaughn - Program Director, Jacksonville Day Resource Center, US Army Veteran

Gene Costlow - Department of Children and Families Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (37 Years Retired)


There are numerous resources available to our veterans. Below is a directory of some on-line resources for veterans and their families. Every effort has been made to verify that the links are reliable and viable organizations. This list is for informational purposes and QRC do not endorse one over another, nor is QRC responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information about them. These are additional resources that can possibly help our heroes restore their honor and respect while receiving services through SALUTE.

Community and Family

Armed Forces Foundation

Financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs for members of the military community.

American Legion

Programs and services, such as Heroes to Hometown, that aid and support wounded warriors and their famillies.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association (IAVA)

Programs of aid and assistance to veterans and their families, promotes awareness about veterans’ issues and advocates for supportive legislative policy and all governmental levels.

Fisher House Foundation

Builds and donates “comfort homes” for families of wounded soldiers during their recovery and rehabilitation process.

National Association of Military Moms and Spouses

Online resource that provides information, advice and support for nation-wide community of mothers and spouses of military service members.

National Military Family Association

Provides advice and information for families of service members who have been wounded or become ill during their term of service.

Operation Home Front

Offers emergency financial assistance and other forms of support for families of wounded warriors and active duty service members.

Our Military

Connects individuals, organizations and businesses to non-profit groups that provide services to the military community including writing letters and e-mails, sending care packages, offering scholarships, and helping wounded service men and women when they return home.

REMIND (Bob Woodruff Foundation)

Provides funding and support for programs that help injured service members reconnect with their families, communities, and that inspire them to lead productive lives.

USA Cares

Warrior Treatment Today program helps service members obtain treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Assists veterans with VA claims, educational benefits, and financial support to meet obligations in mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing.

Emergency Assistance

American Red Cross

Information and communications services, access to financial assistance and aid, and other services for active duty service members, veterans and their families during crisis situations.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Financial, educational and other forms of assistance to members of the U.S. Naval Services, including active duty and retired active and reserve component Sailors and Marines, eligible family members and survivors.

Operation Family Fund

Assists families of service members injured in the Global War on Terrorism with financial grants to help them transition to their new circumstances and achieving financial self-sufficiency.

Operation First Response

Financial aid and support services to wounded heroes and their families in all branches of military.

Operation Home Front

Emergency financial, legal and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

Semper Fi Fund

Provides financial assistance and other support services for service members and their families during period of hospitalization and recovery following injury or illness.

Veterans Crisis Line

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention hotline with 24/7 access to trained professionals prepared to help any veteran in crisis.

Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline

Emergency service hotline for wounded, injured or ill soldiers and their families with concerns regarding patient medical treatment and care.

Education, Training and Employment

American Military University

Online educational resource for all active service members and veterans of U.S. Armed Forces.

Department of Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2)

A flagship program designed to foster new ideas and innovative solutions that will enhance the VA’s ability to meet the challenges of becoming a 21st-century people-centric organization.

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

Experiential training programs in entrepreneurship and small business management for post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.

Helmets to Hardhats

Provides tools, information and community to help military veterans find careers in the building and construction trades.


Connects members of military reserves to companies looking for employees with training and skills acquired during military service.

Hire Heroes USA

Offers personalized training, corporate contact and interview counseling to help transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses find employment.

Hiring Our Heroes

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s program that assists veterans and military spouses in efforts to identify and obtain employment and career opportunities.


Helps veterans and military spouses find opportunities to connect with industry-leading employers in a fully-interactive online environment.

My Next Move for Veterans

U.S. Department of Labor internet portal designed to help veterans find employment in any of nearly 1,000 career descriptions.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Provides post 9/11 service members and veterans with financial assistance and other services to support educational goals.

Project Return to Work

Provides veterans with specialized vocational evaluations, career counseling services, and access to a nationwide employer network to help them transition into the civilian workforce.

Recruit Military

Connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

Cooperative effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor that provides up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60.


Provides comprehensive transition and employment resources and links to over 8 million job listings for veterans, service members, and their families.

Health and Medical

Air Force Wounded Warrior

Ensures wounded airmen receive professional support and care from the point of injury, through separation or retirement from service for life.

Amputee Coalition of America

The nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss.

American Amputee Foundation

National information clearinghouse and referral center serving amputees, their families, and care providers, helps with insurance claims, justification letters to payers, indirect financial help with prosthetics, technical assistance in developing self-help programs and life care planning services.

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program

U.S. Army’s programs of aid and assistance that help severely wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and their families.

Blinded Veterans Association

Blinded veterans helping blinded veterans through services programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy of relevant policy and law.

Brain Injury Association of America

National network of state affiliates, local chapters and support groups dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Coordinates care and treatment to patient in order to maximize function and decrease or eliminate TBI-related disability. DVBIC’s staff works together to provide services, and supports individuals with TBI return to duty, work and community.

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

U.S. Department of Defense resource for military communities, wounded warriors and families who require treatment of traumatic brain injury and other conditions affecting psychological health.

Disabled Veterans of America

Assists veterans and families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other government agencies.

National Center for PTSD

Division within U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs specializing in the development of evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the dissemination of best-practices through the VA system.

Office of Wounded Warrior Care

Assists wounded service members and recently discharged veterans of all military branches by connecting them to national, state and local resources that support their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities.


U.S. Department of Defense healthcare program for all uniformed service members, retirees and their families.

USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment

Assists combat and non-combat wounded, ill and injured marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of marine units, and their family members, with programs of non-medical care until they return to duty or transition to civilian life.

Homes and Housing

Home Depot Foundation

Focuses resources on improving homes for economically disadvantaged military veterans, including adaptive and barrier-free access housing for wounded warriors.

Homes for Our Troops

Sponsors campaigns to raise funds, building materials and professional labor services needed to build homes for severely injured veterans and their immediate families.

Housing Assistance Council

Through its Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans program, the HAC provides loans, technical assistance, training, research and information to local producers of housing for military veterans who live in rural areas and need financial support.

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Supports the inclusion of housing and home modification programs and policies for successful long-term, disability, aging, preventative health and assisted living communities.

Legal Assistance


Develops and promotes public policy on veteran-related issues such as VA funding, homelessness, retirement pay and disability compensation, employment and training.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

NVLSP recruits, trains, and assists volunteer lawyers and advocates in support of efforts by veterans to obtain benefits they’ve earned through military service.

Veterans and Military Organizations

Federal government website information portal designed to help people of all abilities connect to the resources they need to fully participate in their communities.

Military HomeFront

Official portal for U.S. military community that provides information and guidance regarding military policies and procedures for troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.

Military OneSource

U.S. military’s 24/7 website and call center that assists families and service members of all branches of military regarding issues such as money management, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion and special-needs members.

National Resource Directory for Wounded Warriors, Families and Caregivers

Partnership among U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs that provides information on topics such as benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, housing, transportation and travel, volunteer opportunities and others.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Provides veterans, dependents and survivors, uniformed service members, present and former reservists and members of the National Guard with disability, health and medical care, education and training, employment, housing and other benefit programs and services.

USO Warrior and Family Care

Provides comprehensive programs of care and treatment for wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers that help them throughout each stage of their recovery.

In compliance of s.496.405

The toll-free number of the department is 1-800-HELP-FLA(435-7532) - calling from within the state of Florida, or (850)410-3800 - calling from outside of Florida.

The department's website is