What We're About

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), a congressionally chartered Veteran 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, (disease, MS, ALS).
Paralyzed Veterans will use the 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.

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 resource to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans to achieve its mission.
We advocate for our members through our programs such as:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Hospital Liaison
  • Membership
  • Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Scholarships

Membership is free and is open to those that have served in the military and have a spinal cord injury or disease, or dysfunction such as Multiple Sclerosis or ALS.