A DAV Public Awareness Outreach Program
Help Us Reach Out to Veterans.
If you’re an injured or ill veteran or you know of one who might need DAV’s help, please let us know by filling out the form below. In addition, there’s more than one way that you can personally help DAV’s mission to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Each year, DAV provides free services assisting veterans with hundreds of thousands of claims to obtain the benefits they earned as a result of their service. We understand the needs of today’s veterans, because we are an organization of veterans helping veterans. We provide much-needed help finding good jobs, a place to live and quality health care. We are here to help veterans overcome great odds as they try to regain a sense of normalcy and take back their lives. We respond not just to the needs of veterans returning home, but to the needs of their entire families. And DAV provides services that not only address physical injuries, but also the needs of the whole person returning home, from their physical to their emotional to their economic well-being. We empower veterans to lead fulfilled, high-quality lives. Those who believe in DAV’s mission can do much more to reach out to veterans who need our help. Our programs are listed below.
Please check any of the following topics that you, or someone you know would like additional information about.
DAV’s National Service Program provides free, professional assistance to all generations of veterans in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies earned through service. Each year, our veterans benefits experts help hundreds of thousands of veterans and family members obtain their earned benefits at over 100 offices across the United States and Puerto Rico. These National Service Officers assist in filing claims for VA compensation, pension and death benefits and many other programs. If you, or a veteran you know, needs to regain a sense of normalcy and take back their life, check the box.
DAV’s Transportation Network provides injured and ill veterans with free transportation to and from VA hospitals and clinics across the nation. Last year alone, our volunteers donated 1,723,175 hours and drove 24,356,351 miles, providing 716,302 rides. If you’re interested in this program, please check the appropriate box, and we’ll send information to you if:
You, or a veteran you know, needs transportation to a VA medical facility, or
Want to volunteer as a driver.
DAV’s Voluntary Service Programs provided an additional 1,747,700 hours of service to veterans in VA hospitals, nursing homes and clinics last year. An additional 2,161,192 hours were contributed through DAV’s Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP) to veterans in non-VA medical facilities. If you know a veteran who needs contact from the world outside the hospital walls, let us know, and we’ll send you a roster of Voluntary Services Representatives at VA medical facilities who will treat them with dignity and respect.
DAV’s Transition Service Program is a strong and influential advocate for the men and women leaving military service to begin the all-important transition back into civilian life. DAV’s Transition Service Officers working at military facilities nationwide, are veterans helping veterans by providing free, professional benefits counseling and assistance in presenting their initial claims for benefits. Please let us know if you have any questions.
DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) Program puts our National Service Officers on the road to directly serve veterans where they live and provides accessibility to benefits for veterans who might otherwise go unserved. Our MSOs visit communities across our nation, traveling more than 101,104 miles and visiting 922 cities last year alone. If you know of a veteran or a family member who needs our help, please let us know.
DAV’s Employment Program is dedicated to helping veterans, transitioning service members and their families find meaningful employment opportunities and prepare themselves for success in the civilian workplace. Dozens of DAV co-sponsored All Veteran Career Fairs are hosted nationwide to put veterans and their spouses face-to-face with employers looking to hire men and women who served in our nation's military.
Other DAV Outreach Programs