OPERATION: PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment)
OPERATION: PAVE, Paralyzed Veterans’ 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.
Proceeds from the PVGO support Operation PAVE, Paralyzed Veteran's program providing free, on-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling and support to any veteran and assistance to employers committed to hiring veterans. Underwritten by Agility, the PVGO has raised over $2.2 million for PAVE.
Every year, the Paralyzed Veterans of America co-presents the Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sporting event in the world, with the Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 600 veteran wheelchair athletes compete in 17 sporting events as a form of rehabilitative therapy to foster better physical, mental and social health to improve their quality of life. The Games introduce veterans with disabilities to a variety of adaptive sports, promote awareness of spinal cord injury and disease and build a community for those facing the unique challenge of life with a disability.
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s annual healthcare conference the Summit + EXPO brings together renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care, empower clinicians and patients and improve quality of life for our members and all people living with spinal cord injury or disease.
Paralyzed Veterans of America hosts two Expos that are great opportunities to display new products and services, engage with veterans and healthcare professionals and celebrate the spirit and passion of our nation’s veterans.
The Mission: ABLE Awards celebrate Paralyzed Veterans of America’s signature campaign by bringing together veterans and their families, corporate supporters and public sector friends to honor those who have dedicated themselves to creating an America where our disabled heroes are able to fully live the lives they deserve and access what they need most: Care, Benefits and Jobs
Mission: ABLE is Paralyzed Veterans’ national campaign that helps our heroes fully live the lives they deserve and receive what they need most: Care, Benefits and Jobs. We believe that paralyzed veterans are remarkable, their dreams achievable and with our support they are unstoppable.