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.
Southeastern is one of 34 Chapters of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Our local Chapter was chartered in the State of Georgia in 1962. We are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of ten (10) veteran members of our organization. We pride ourselves on being responsible stewards of the funds we receive aiding veterans, their families and non-veteran disabled persons living in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. Also, our members volunteer regularly to supports, visits and encourage fellows veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Spinal Cord Unit and other medical facilities. Funding members to attend events like the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and other Sports & Recreation activities.
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.
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Men and Women with Spinal Cord Injury Needed
for the Social Connections After Injury Study (SCI Study)
The SCI Study is a research study on the social and psychological health of people with spinal cord injury (SCI).
You may be eligible if you:
Study participants answer questions (by phone, online, or paper-and-pencil questionnaire) twice, one year apart.
A small payment is offered for completing each questionnaire.
For more information, contact us by email (SCIstudy@bcm.edu) or phone (713-797- 7107).
Please leave your name and phone number, and we will contact you right away.
The study is funded by a grant to Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) from the Department of Defense. The study is being conducted by investigators from BCM, TIRR-Memorial Hermann’s Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center, and the University of Montana’s Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.
We are committed to including men and women, people of ethnic/racial and sexual minority groups, veterans, and people from rural communities.
Donate your vehicle by Dec. 31
Have an old car or truck taking up space in your driveway? Turn it into funds for PVA! Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.
Visit pva.careasy.org or call 877-900-VETS (877-900-8387) to get started!
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
Great news! On October 1, the VA announced the expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC).
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is for eligible Veterans who have incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975 or on or after September 11, 2001. This program provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, and health insurance (if eligible), beneficiary travel (if eligible), to caregivers of eligible Veterans.
Eligible veterans and their caregivers can apply here.
For more information about the program and the full range of services available to caregivers, visit https://www.caregiver.va.gov.
Veterans stay up to date with the latest resources and news by visiting PVA.org or clicking on link below.
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