Welcome to Iowa PVA's New Website

The Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of American (IPVA) is a non-profit organization and is one of 34 chapters which represents our national organization, Paralyzed Veterans of America. Our membership is free and consists of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have suffered a spinal cord injury or received a diagnosis of disease affecting the spinal cord.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Paralyzed veterans of American, please accept our most sincere appreciation for your interest in our organization. It is our pleasure to share with you an overview of the organization and a few of the primary projects and programs we provide to assist our veteran members:

  • Providing a National Service Officer to assist veterans in the process of their claims through the Veterans Administration.
  • Sponsoring athletes who attend the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and other sporting or recreational events.
  • Providing funds for patient programs at both the Des Moines and Iowa City VAMCs, and at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
  • Providing funds for medical personnel to attend special training seminars dealing with the care and treatment of spinal cord injuries/dysfunction.
  • Providing funds for foundations and corporations who promote finding a cure and/or improving the quality of life for those with catastrophic spinal cord injuries or diseases (these include both national and local research projects).
  • Providing education and advocacy to the community at large to improve the accessibility to the public and private institutions for all disabled individuals.
  • Sponsoring social activities for our members and their families.

Iowa PVA relies solely on private donations and receives no governmental funding. All contributions are tax deductible*, as we are a 501(c)(3) corporation. We are a veteran's service organization charted by Congress.

On behalf of all of our members and associate members, thank you for your interest in our organization. Please visit our site frequently; we are always adding pictures, videos, and information about our non-profit organization.


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Recent News

03-11-14 Are you a Veteran seeking a rewarding career with an organization devoted to serving our Veterans? Come to our Veterans Hiring Fair on March 14, 2014, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Camp Dodge, Gold Star Museum, 7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, Iowa. Download Flyer.

02-29-14 Interested in a 5k Run-Walk-Wheel event? The University of Iowa Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Student Organization is hosting this event on Sunday April 13th, 2014. Want more info, Download the flier here... Want to sign up, click on this link here...

02-28-14 Easter Seals, in partnership with Des Moines University, is hosting our 6th Annual Health and Wellness Fair. It’s open to the entire public with a focus on bringing vendors who specialize in the unique needs of children and adults with disabilities or special needs. Click here to view attached flier for more details...

02-25-14 New ID Cards for Vets Enrolled in VA Health Care - Click here for more details. All Veterans who are enrolled and have the old card should have their new replacement card by July.

02-16-14 The 2014 Adaptive Cycling Clinic is coming soon! Please click here to check out the nearest location and time.

01-31-14 Prosthetics Delay Report Form is now available, click Veterans Benefits for more details.

01-20-14 Iowa Female Military Veterans interested in Farm Careers are invited to participate in on-farm mentorships; Application Deadline is February 15, 2014. Download Application

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