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Mission Statement: Making a difference in the lives of disabled veterans and their families.

 

Vision Statement: The DAV Auxiliary is committed to supporting the principles of the Disabled American Veterans and fulfilling the purpose and goals to which our organization is devoted. As advocates for the well-being of disabled veterans and their families, we are dedicated to the pursuance of veterans’ legislative initiatives, instilling patriotism in our fellow Americans, promoting youth involvement in all programs, and encouraging voluntary service.

Since 1922 the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) has partnered with the DAV parent organization in their mission of service to disabled veterans and their families. That relationship has continued to flourish and the blended organizations have achieved many victories in their quest to improve the quality of life our veterans rightly deserve.

With nearly a quarter-million members, the DAVA programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling.

Our members are diverse in their interests which is what has made the DAVA so successful. Our programs include Americanism, Community Service, Junior Activities, Legislative, and VA Voluntary Services. Foremost in our hearts is the goal of assuring benefit entitlement and compassion for our disabled veterans and their families.

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Thanks to dedicated members across the nation, the DAVA programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling. Our members are diverse in their interests which is what has made the DAVA so successful. Our programs include Americanism, Community Service, Junior Activities, Legislative, and VA Voluntary Services. Foremost in our hearts is the goal of assuring benefit entitlement and compassion for our disabled veterans.

  • Life membership rate: $250

  • Age 80 and older: Free

*DAVA membership fees are not tax-deductable or refundable.

SERVICES TO DISABLED VETERANS, THEIR DEPENDENTS AND SURVIVORS

 

- Benefits: DAV National Service Offices throughout the country make sure all veterans and their families receive the benefits and services they are entitled to by law.

 

- Legislation: Whenever the rights and benefits of wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families are under threat, the DAV Auxiliary stands strong. Nowhere is this more evident than in the arena of legislation affecting disabled veterans and their families.

 

- VA Voluntary Service: DAV Auxiliary members volunteer countless hours of their time at VA facilities throughout the country.

 

- DAV Transportation Network: Auxiliary members are involved within the DAV Transportation Network serving as hospital service coordinators and van drivers.

 

- Education Program: Scholarships are granted to those meeting the eligibility criteria for continued education opportunities based on available funds.

 

- Caregiver Initiative Program: Sponsors caregiver outings and events in conjunction with VA Adaptive Sporting Events.

 

- Service Program: DAV Auxiliary has created a service program to assist surviving spouses of service connected disabled veterans in times of dire financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any person eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans. 

  • Any person who served in the armed forces of the United States of America, who has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service, and who is not otherwise eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans 

  • The family and extended family members of any person (or any deceased person) eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans 

  • The family and extended family members of any person injured and may still be in active service in the armed forces of the United States of America and eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans 

  • The family and extended family members of any person who served with the armed forces of any nation associated with the United States of America as an ally, was honorably discharged, and became an American citizen

  • The family and extended family members of any person who has served in the armed forces of the United States of America and has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service 

  • The family and extended family of Auxiliary members who are not otherwise eligible for membership 

  • Any member in good standing and eligible for membership in both the parent organization and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary shall be eligible to vote, hold an elected or appointed office and/or chairmanship in the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary when not holding an elected or appointed office and/or chairmanship in the Disabled American Veterans.