The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
•Providing direct services to veterans and their families where needed.
•Collaborating with like-minded organizations to provide those services whenever it is in the best interests of veterans and their families.
•Paying particular attention to the needs of underserved groups of veterans, including women who served our country, homeless veterans, and those who suffer such invisible wounds as brain injuries and PTSD.
•Working on our own and with other organizations to advance the interests of all veterans and their families.
DVNF Priority Issues
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation works to highlight a number of current issues that impact the lives of veterans, particularly those who are disabled, as well as their families. Some of these issues are illustrated by the news stories listed below:
- Military and veteran suicide rates have been growing at an alarming rate. According to the VA, a US military veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes – totaling 18 veterans a day.
- Many employers are beginning to understand the value of hiring veterans. Though veteran unemployment rates have gone down, they are still too high.
- Homelessness among veterans is now an issue many are beginning to realize, but the number of at-risk and homeless veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has more than doubled in the last 2 years.