Mission: Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members? veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
- Quality health care for our members,
- Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
- Benefits available as a result of our members? military service,
- Civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members and all people with disabilities.
For more than 60 years, PVA has fought for our veterans who answered the call when our nation asked for their service . . . and in return, they have given up their freedoms to protect ours.
For more information visit www.SupportVeterans.org or www.pva.org.
Programs: Founded in 1946 by veterans of World War II, PVA started out as a small organization - a group of individuals committed to helping each other, sharing their hard-learned strategies for living with spinal cord injury (SCI), and working to improve their communities. Sixty years ago PVA was there to help our paralyzed heroes, and now continues a long legacy of commitment to providing hope for all individuals with disabilities.
Beyond our broad scope of SCI research & education, PVA continues to respond to the needs of our members ? veterans of the armed forces with spinal cord injury or dysfunction ? though pro bono legal representation, veterans benefits services, legislation & advocacy, access to quality healthcare, architecture and accessibility, and sports & recreational activities to 21,000 paralyzed members, their families and friends.
PVA has awarded more than $40 million in SCI research and education grants, filed hundreds of thousands claims on behalf of our members with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and served millions of individuals with disabilities.
And we want to do more in 2006 and beyond.
Through the generosity of more than 18 million friends nationwide and a network of 34 Chapters across America, we hope to further educate all individuals to prevent more injuries from occurring, and ultimately to find a cure.
In my legal work in CA, I have become familar with the great job PVA does for our Vets. Helping them navigate the benefits and/or appeals process. Always without cost to our Veterans. Many thanks and please keep up the good work!
Another great victory for Veterans! On January 19, 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued an interim final rule amending its regulation regarding fertility counseling and treatment available to qualifying veterans and their spouses. Today, services finally became available to veteran. A young family thanks you!
I had the great honor to serve as a volunteer for the Paralyzed Veterans of America from 1997 - 2007. Over that time I had the occasion to meet Board members, donors and staff. Each and every person was dedicated to the mission of the organization. It was humbling to interact and meet the many men and women who served our nation with pride and who suffer from spinal cord injury and disease.
We have always responded to PVA's mailings with modest contributions but really didn't know much about PVA's programs. Then we attended the Wheel Chair Games and met some staff and participants. Now we have seen firsthand how our contributions help ensure that life is not over when a veteran becomes paralyzed.
"In the past, we responded to PVA's mailings with modest contributions but really didn't know much about PVA's programs. Then we attended the Wheel Chair Games and met their leadership. Now we have seen firsthand how our contributions help ensure that life is not over when a veteran becomes paralyzed - it's just the beginning. ”
Attended Wheelchair Games this year and was so inspired by the spirit and determination of these disabled soldiers. Thanks PVA for the support and services you provide to this special group of patriots.