PVA: A Place for Women Veterans

Female veterans with a range of disabilities enjoyed four days of learning and community-building at PVA’s first-ever women’s retreat.

Hi, ladies!

As a female veteran, you are the fastest-rising segment of the veteran population. Yet we know the VA and society in general have been slow to adapt to this reality.

You have unique health care needs and experiences, and as a veteran with a spinal cord injury or disease, you may feel further isolated and forgotten.

At Paralyzed Veterans of America, we see you. We hear you. And we want you to know you are not alone.

If you’re already a member of PVA, we encourage you to take advantage of our many programs designed to improve your quality of life. And if you’re not currently a member, it’s easy to apply today. Membership is free, and the benefits are invaluable.

PVA gives you access to a wide variety of sports and recreational opportunities; assistance with your earned VA benefits; help with employment and higher education; and a window into our important research and advocacy efforts.

But you get much more than that: PVA membership makes you part of a family that can help you adapt to your condition and live your best life. Our current female members report that this camaraderie and support, along with the adaptive sports we offer, has enhanced their physical and mental well-being in many ways.

Our goal is to help you live comfortable, productive and healthy lives. To join PVA today or to get more information on what opportunities await, you can download the membership application at pva.org/membership or email members@pva.org.

And spread the word to your fellow veterans! Membership is open to veterans who have suffered a spinal cord injury or disease such as MS or ALS, whether or not service-connected in origin.

The world is ready for you. Come join us!


Christi Hillman
Associate Director
Membership & Volunteer Program