DAV is the oldest, largest, veterans wartime service organization in the Country, celebrating our centennial anniversary in 2020. As an organization, DAV proposes and promotes legislation that benefits injured veterans and their families.
DAV Department of Massachusetts is celebrating it’s centennial anniversary in 2023. Like other DAV Departments, we provide thousands of hours of voluntary services at our VA medical centers here in our own state, assisting hospitalized veterans in addition to volunteering in local communities across the commonwealth.
Through our Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP), we provide services to veterans in their communities such as grocery shopping, yard work and companionship.
We are the first, and only DAV Department in the country to lead a veterans housing initiative in which we offer housing opportunities run by our very own DAVMA Service Fund Inc. for single veterans and those with families.
Our Transportation Program provides transportation at no cost to veterans to and from scheduled medical appointments.
We helped gain national recognition of PTSD, developed the primary treatment program the VA uses today and have advocated for veterans with mental health challenges for more than a half century.
For over 100 years DAV has been providing benefits counseling, claims assistance, and appellate representation for those filing for benefits with the VA and state agencies.
DAV is a strong and influential advocate for veterans, fighting on their behalf to ensure they receive the full range of benefits, services, and protections they deserve. We do this by providing free, professional claims assistance to all veterans and their families in obtaining VA benefits, and by advocating for the rights of ill and injured veterans on Capitol Hill.
On Capitol Hill, DAV helps promote policies which ensure veterans and their families can live with respect and dignity. When our leaders testify before Congress, policymakers listen, not just because we’ve been around for more than 100 years, but because we are backed by our members – 1.2 million active members across our Nation – a voice that policymakers cannot ignore.
We Get Results
We help veterans obtain needed benefits through our 50+ offices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and through our mobile service units which travels to rural communities. We provide help finding jobs, a place to live and quality health care. We bring together veterans struggling with physical, mental or emotional injuries to share their experiences as part of the healing process. We are here to help veterans overcome great odds as they try to regain a sense of normalcy and take back their lives.
We’re effective because we’ve been doing this for over 100 years, and because our team is comprised of fellow veterans. They’re not only good at what they do, they understand better than anyone else the unique and pressing needs facing veterans returning home who must learn to live with illnesses or injuries related to their service.
DAV focuses on the people returning from service, not just a specific illness or injury. We provide services to address physical injuries, but also emotional and economic well-being. We empower veterans to lead fulfilled, high-quality lives. We also respond to the needs of their entire families.
We help returning veterans transition back to civilian life by linking them with services that address their physical, emotional and financial needs.
- We link service-injured veterans to job training and job assistance programs.
- We provide free, professional assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other government benefits earned through service.
- We provide transportation for veterans who need help getting to and from medical appointments.
- We help homeless veterans by providing food and shelter while connecting them to medical care, benefits counseling and job training.
- We give emergency grants to ill and injured veterans impacted by natural disasters.
Keeping Our Promise
To America’s Veterans
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