Vaughan PVA was formed in 1947 and is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The PVA was chartered by Congress and relies solely on donations made by citizens and businesses. As a 501(c)(3) not for profit veterans service organization (VSO), Vaughan PVA is required to operate several mandated programs to benefit its members – veterans of the armed forces who have sustained spinal cord injury or disease.
The Key Objective of the Vaughan Paralyzed Veterans of America is to take those actions necessary to restore spinal cord injured or diseased veterans’ bodies and life potentials as closely as is humanly possible to those Americans not suffering spinal cord dysfunction. This will be accomplished by the coordinated efforts of the PVA organization through programs.