Paralyzed Veterans of America

aka VAUGHAN CHAPTER PVA   |   Westchester, IL   |  www.vaughanpva.org

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. 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 individuals with disabilities. For more than 73 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.

Ruling year info

1955

PRESIDENT

Mr. Anthony Powell

Main address

2235 Enterprise Dr Ste 3501

Westchester, IL 60154 USA

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EIN

36-6156338

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Veteran Services

PVA helps Veterans regain their independence after a spinal cord injury or disease diagnosis.

Population(s) Served

proactive in legislation, civil rights, and barrier-free design.

Population(s) Served

outreach program to maintain members and to solicit new members

Population(s) Served

improve the quality of life of Paralyzed Veterans and other persons with disabiliites by assisting the expansion of both the quality and quantity of opportunities in sports and recreation, especially those activities which enhance lifetime health and fitness.

Population(s) Served

purposes of this program are member contact, producing and distributing publications, creating public awareness of issues of concern to PVA members and public contact using news media.

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Awards

Sports Award 2005

Sports Programs

The Best Practices Award 2004

Recreation Access Illinois

Goals & Strategy

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Our goals are 1. To advocate for, and monitor the delivery of, high quality and appropriate health care benefits and services; 2. To assist in identifying and securing veterans’ benefits and other benefits for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate; 3. To promote medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction and other related problems; 4. To educate society on the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers which confront persons with disabilities and to influence the removal of those barriers; 5. To provide information to and opportunities for, health promotion, recreation, employment, sports, services and camaraderie for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate; 6. To provide for cooperation with and seek the support of other groups and individuals who share PVA’s objectives; 7. To acquaint the public with the current and ongoing needs and current and past contributions of America’s veterans; 8. To acquaint the public with simple and effective means for reducing the risk of or preventing spinal cord injury and to promote involvement of the public in national and local activities that support PVA’s mission.

Financials

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Paralyzed Veterans of America

Board of directors
as of 12/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anthony Powell