Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Inc

Rating: 4.12 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: 292 Madison Avenue 10th Floor New York NY 10017 USA

Mission: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the voice of the 21st century veteran. It was founded in June 2004 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA addresses the urgent issues facing the 2.2 million service members that have deployed since 2001 such as physical disabilities, mental health, suicide and unemployment by providing assistance, awareness and advocacy to serve those who have served. For additional information visit: http://www.iava.org
Results: 1. A community of over 97,000 member veterans from around the country. 2. Passage of the New GI Bill and continued assistance with implementation. 3. Passage of Advanced Funding of the Veterans Administration (VA). 4. Partnerships with the private and public sectors to provide job opportunities for unemployed veterans.
Target demographics: Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2 million OIF and OEF Veterans
Geographic areas served: National
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a long standing Member of this Great Org. They have help me in so many way, from helping me write and resume, given me advise and just being there to listen when i need and ear. The rucksack is also wonderful I recieve a free suit and a few other thing I need to make life a little eazyer.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

IAVA has really worked to help the student veterans at my school, UC Berkeley. They do so much to help us understand the GI BILL, have passed along great job opportunities and are currently helping us promote community service events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see a larger IAVA presence in the San Francisco area.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I originally joined this organization hoping to have a resource for my generation of combat veteran much like the VVA. Unfortunately I found an organization more interested in counting me as a number on their roster and less about providing any sort of unique support. Outside of lobbying on Capitol Hill I saw no tangible efforts to provide services to veterans that were not being offered already, and more effectively, by other organizations.

After repeated attempts to have my name and contact information deleted from their records I am still being contacted and can only assume being inaccurately counted among their membership. This correspondence has been in the form of asking for donations that will support "programs" to help veterans without any mention of said program or what exactly is being done.

I also believe the way in witch they have framed their legislative accomplishments has been misleading. I was inundated with messages about how "IAVA did this" or "IAVA accomplished that" as if they were the only voice on the hill and other VNGO's such as the American Legion, VFW, VVA, and DVA were not involved.

I give the IAVA one star and questions their administrative practices and over all organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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