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Disabled American Veterans, Department of Virginia
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Since its founding more than 80 years ago, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families.

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter
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Works to help members and their families, veterans, and all people with disabilities with accessibility issues, civil rights, VA benefits, transportation issues, and new laws to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Virginia
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Seeks to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

Virginia Department of Veterans Services
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The Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is organized into five service delivery sections – benefits, veterans education, care centers, veterans cemeteries, and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. Four citizen boards work closely with the agency to support the effective delivery of services to Virginia’s veterans – the Board of Veterans Services, the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations, the Veterans Services Foundation, and the Veterans Care Center Advisory Committee.

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    Benefits Services assists veterans of the armed forces and their dependents in accessing federal and state veterans benefits. DVS operates 21 benefits services offices throughout the Commonwealth where veterans and their dependents receive free assistance in developing and filing claims for federal veterans benefits. This section also certifies eligibility for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program.

    Care Centers
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    DVS operates two care centers for veterans of the armed forces. Additional care centers are planned for Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. The Virginia Veterans Care Center, located adjacent to the Salem VA Medical Center, is a 240-bed facility that provides long-term skilled care and assisted living services. The Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center, a 160-bed bed facility located adjacent to the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, provides long-term skilled care.

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    Responsible for approving courses of instruction at post-secondary educational institutions and operating in Virginia, so that eligible veterans, war orphans and widows may enroll in and receive financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs while pursuing an approved course or program.

    Veteran and Family Support
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    Designed to provide timely supplemental behavioral health, rehabilitation services, and support to Virginia’s veterans, members of the Virginia National guard, Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves, and their family members, who are coping with the effects of combat/operational stress and other combat-related injuries resulting from their service and sacrifice in the U.S. Armed Forces.


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