The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
- Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
- Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
- Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.
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 recent studies, around 22 veterans a day are committing suicide.
- 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.