MNPVA – UnstoppABLE
PVA is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D). With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, PVA provides services to veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
MNPVA was granted chapter status in 1993. Our office is located within the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Our current membership is approximately 350 members. We support eight programs that we provide to our members, families, and caregivers free of charge. Membership for veterans with spinal cord injury or disorder, such as ALS or MS, is free.
Changing Lives - Building Futures. We help our veterans get back out into life and be active and productive in their family and community.
MNPVA 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 disorder.
PVA was originally founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with spinal cord injuries. They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the major challenges they faced.
These wounded heroes made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to serving veterans – and to medical research, advocacy, and civil rights for all people with disabilities.
Since 1946, PVA has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes. We’ve had a single-minded mission – to empower our brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence.