Fulfilling Our Promises to the Men and Women Who Served
Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.
DAV OFFICIAL MISSION STATEMENT
We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
-Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
-Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
-Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
-Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters.
-Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
Veterans making the transition back to civilian life must overcome many obstacles, and we provide programs that address their overall health and well-being. Beyond helping hundreds of thousands of veterans from all eras each year access available government benefits, we fund rehabilitation and counseling programs, link veterans to job training programs and work to address homelessness. All DAV services are free.
With the strength of 1.2 million members behind us, we represent the voices of ill and injured veterans before Congress.
DAV serves all injured and ill veterans, whether their injury is visible or not. Any assistance we can give to our veterans is so important.
• DAV is dedicated to the service our nation’s injured heroes. The men and women who live with illnesses and injuries related to their military service. Some injuries are visible, and some, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, are not. We are here to help them all, regardless of the severity or degree of their injuries.
• You are not alone.