Paralyzed Veterans of Americahttp://www.ncpva.org
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered 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. PVA will use the expertise to be a 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 PVA 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 PVA to achieve its mission. Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter is a member chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Our mission is accomplished by coordinating efforts through the following programs: *Provide opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, sports and recreation, service and camaraderie for paralyzed veterans *Elevate society’s information level about the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers that confront persons with disabilities in order to influence the removal of those barriers *Advocate for and monitor the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and service *Cooperate with and seek the support of other groups and individuals that share PVANCC objectives *Educate the public with the current and ongoing needs and current and past contributions of America’s Veterans The PVA North Central Chapter was established July 26, 1964 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and serves the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, and portions of Montana and Wyoming.