The Key Objective of PVA is to take those actions necessary to restore spinal cord injured or diseased veterans' bodies and life potentials as closely as is humanly possible to those Americans not suffering spinal cord dysfunction.
Paralyzed Veterans of America was formed in 1946. Mt. States Chapter is one of 34 chapters of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, a national organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. Mt. States Chapter (MSCPVA) received its charter in 1955 and has served paralyzed veterans in our region (Colorado, Montana, Wyoming & Utah) since its inception. This is accomplished through programs which:
* Advocate for and monitor the delivery of appropriate and high quality health care benefits and services and promote medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction and related problems.
* Assist in identifying and securing benefits for veterans with spinal cord injury and disease.
* Provide information and opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, services, sports and camaraderie for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans.
* Educate society on the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers which persons with disabilities face and influence the removal of those barriers.
* Involve the public in national and local activities while providing cooperation with and seeking support from groups and individuals who believe in PVA's mission and objectives.
* Educate the public with simple and effective ways to prevent and reduce the risk of spinal cord injury.
* Inform the public of the current and ongoing needs of America's veterans.
"I wouldn't be where I am today without PVA." - Dave Wolf, US Army Veteran, Paraplegic, MSCPVA member since 1987