Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America - Operation PAVE
Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment is a Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation program, supports America's paralyzed veterans in their search for good jobs and meaningful careers while helping employers strengthen their workforce with hard-working, gifted employees.

Many of America's 44,000 paralyzed veterans are unemployed. Research and clinical studies have shown that providing an individual with a vocational focus is critical to their successful transition to living with paralysis. Access to education and career opportunities is essential to boost quality of life, reduce chronic health issues and improve the financial stability of veterans and their families.

At each, PAVE counselors work hand-in-hand with the veteran, medical staff, PVA's national service officers and physical therapists to:
  • Explore career options early on in a paralyzed veteran's medical rehabilitation,
  • Assist veterans to find the appropriate educational opportunities, job training, skill improvements, etc.,
  • Connect veterans to a network of hiring employers.
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility: Any individual who meets the following criteria is eligible to join Paralyzed Veterans of America:
  • A citizen of the United States,
  • A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces whose discharge was other than dishonorable,
  • An individual who has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of trauma or disease, which results in paralysis of more than one limb.* (Note: The injury or disease onset could have occurred after discharge/retirement from military service.)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 424-8200 Main
  • (215) 381-3057 Other
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: Membership is free and open to qualified individuals.
Intake Procedure: Membership
Fee Amounts: Free
Service Contact: 800-424-8200,
  • Veteran Employment Programs
  • Veteran Membership Organizations
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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Paralyzed Veterans of America
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