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 the issues currently 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, Agent Orange and PTSD from the Vietnam Era. Now we are working diligently to understand the issues of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and severe amputations, as well as the increased survival rate from these injuries and the obstacles they face.
Many think the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) takes care of all veterans’ needs, especially those injured in service. Due to the current transitioning practices within the VA and the backlog of claims, DAV is forever vigilant in addressing the wellbeing of our nation’s veterans. Learn more about our services and how our unique organization is fulfilling our promise to the men and women who served.
Statement on Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are our heritage and our future.
To be engaged, you must feel included and valued. We, in the Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts, nurture 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 Disabled Veterans and families we strive to assist.
Save the Date!
Our DAV HSC Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 24th, 2021.
10:00am Shotgun Start
Gardner Municipal Golf Course
152 Eaton St.
Register today and join us Saturday, November 6 as we return to the DCR Fort Independence at Castle Island. #FinishintheFort.