PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- People with Disabilities
- Sports & Recreation
- Veterans & Military Families
Location801 18TH ST NWWASHINGTON, DC 20006 United States
Paralyzed Veterans of America, 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 that maximize the independence of our members. To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is UnstoppABLE in our service to all veterans and people living with disabilities. We:
- Advocate for high quality health care for our veterans and champion important issues that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.
- Connect veterans with our National Service Officers who help them secure the benefits they deserve from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Provide legal services to veterans who may have been denied benefits they have earned through their service and sacrifice.
- Examine, monitor, and audit the quality of health care and related programs at all VA SCI/D Centers and health facilities, and advocate for vital improvements.
- Fund research that has changed lives.
- Provide critical architectural support to help ensure that public and private buildings, facilities, and sports complexes are ADA compliant.
- Offer veterans employment support including resume review, interview coaching, employer introductions, and networking opportunities for successful job placement.
- Provide and support the most comprehensive adaptive sports programs for veterans around the country including the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.