Keeping Our Promise to America’s Veterans
Since our inception in 1920, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has worked diligently to procure benefits for disabled veterans and their families. We are a non-profit organization that has no affiliation with the government, nor do we receive any subsidies or funding.
At DAV, we work to enhance our understanding of the horrors of previous wars and their effects. We continue to build our knowledge on current issues pertinent to the newest generation of heroes. Historically, DAV has focused on the effects on veterans from mustard gas of World War I, radiation poisoning of WWII and Agent Orange of Vietnam Era. Additionally and more recently within the past 30 years, efforts also focused on PTSD, TBI, severe amputations, the increased survival rate from these injuries with our Gulf War veterans, and the obstacles they face. We are at the forefront of the PACT Act, educating our veterans and assisting them to attain the benefits they have earned through service.
A common misconception is the thought or belief that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) takes care of all veterans’ needs, especially those injured in service. However, DAV remains forever vigilant in addressing the wellbeing of our nation’s veterans and more so with the current backlog of claims and everchanging practices within the VA.
HONORING & SERVING LOCAL VETERANS
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are our heritage and our future.
To be engaged, you must feel included and valued. The DAV Department of Massachusetts nurtures a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative, where there is a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging that is unified in our shared commitment, dedication, and patriotism for our country.
We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative organization that delivers better results for the Veterans and families we strive to assist.
How Does Your DAV Membership Benefit You?
As a DAV Member, in addition to DAV programs and services, members are entitled to a Member Benefits Package, which gives you access to a variety of important programs, products, and services. Also included with your membership is a FREE subscription to DAV Magazine.
Become a DAV Member
We are veterans serving veterans, and we’re stronger together! Join us today for fellowship, support, opportunities to serve and many other advantages being a member of DAV.
What Are You Waiting For?
Thanks to dedicated members across the nation, the DAV programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling. Our members are diverse in their interests which is what has made the DAV so successful. Foremost in our hearts is the goal of assuring benefit entitlement and compassion for our disabled veterans.