Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Disabled Veterans National Foundation The Disabled Veterans National Foundation works to offer programs and services that impact the lives of veterans and their families. The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans and State Women Veterans Coordinators to expand their scope of work within the veteran’s community.

Having spent over twenty years focusing on women veterans’ issues, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan brought forth the rising need to help returning wounded and disabled veterans. This exacerbated an already overworked VA hospital and care network that was struggling to keep up with the many surviving veterans of past conflicts and service. *This page is family friendly. We welcome lively discussion on topics relevant to veterans' issues. *The use of profanity on the DVNF page will automatically result in post being deleted, and potentially being banned from the page without prior notice. *DVNF will not honor requests from users for the organization to post their own content. www.dvnf.org twitter.com/dvnf youtube.com/OfficialDVNF instagram.com/thedvnf

Mission: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to ​provide critically needed​ support ​to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. ​ ​ We achieve this mission by: ​ ​ - Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF. ​ - ​Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources. - Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need. -Serving as a thought leader ​on ​critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride...
07/16/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.
Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/ #DVNF #Veterans

1 out of 5 women experiences sexual trauma during military service (MST). Read about the #IAmVanessaGuillen movement her...
07/14/2020
Hundreds come forward as #IAmVanessaGuillen movement surges online

1 out of 5 women experiences sexual trauma during military service (MST).

Read about the #IAmVanessaGuillen movement here.

https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2020/07/13/hundreds-come-forward-as-iamvanessaguillen-movement-surges-online/

And take action.

www.dvnf.org
#DVNF #TakeAction

As more details emerge in the Spc. Vanessa Guillen case, hundreds of survivors are coming forward on social media to share their experiences with military sexual trauma.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
07/14/2020

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line right away if you or a loved one has thoughts of suicide. Call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text 838255: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

06/28/2020

#PTSD is not a weakness. Give support. Get support. During PTSD Awareness Month, help a loved one living with #PTSD, and remember to practice #selfcare.

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #Veterans #Disabled #DVNF

06/27/2020

Today is PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD is the acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And is a severe psychiatric disorder that includes unwanted flashbacks, #depression, rage, thoughts of self-harm, paranoia, and a sense of detachment from others.

Everyone has experienced difficult, life-changing events in their lives that have affected their physical or mental health. But approximately one out of every five #veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience PTSD due to the high number of life-changing events they have witnessed and experienced over a sustained period.

For our Veterans, experiencing the constant flashbacks, and the unpredictable thoughts, can be too much to bear. And sometimes leads to fatal outcomes such as #suicide. #DVNF is helping Veteran Support Organizations fund programs that help #disabled veterans suffering from issues including #PTSD to cope with these difficult challenges.

If your loved one has #PTSD, you need support too. Download VA’s PTSD Family Coach https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile...
06/27/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

If your loved one has #PTSD, you need support too. Download VA’s PTSD Family Coach https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/familycoach_app.asp to learn about PTSD, how to take care of yourself, manage relationships, and how to help your loved one get the treatment they deserve.

#DVNF #Veterans #Disabled

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

These #Veterans turned their lives around with #PTSD #treatment, and you can too. During PTSD Awareness Month, watch the...
06/26/2020
About Face - National Center for PTSD

These #Veterans turned their lives around with #PTSD #treatment, and you can too. During PTSD Awareness Month, watch their stories and take action @VA_PTSD_Info: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #DVNF #Disabled #TakeAction

The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related

06/25/2020

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Learn what #PTSD is, who it affects, and how it can be treated. Join the national conversation on @VA_PTSD_Info’s page: https://www.facebook.com/VAPTSD.

#DVNF #Veterans #Disabled #PTSDAwarenessMonth

Give support. Get support. During PTSD Awareness Month, help a loved one living with #PTSD, and remember to practice #se...
06/24/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Give support. Get support. During PTSD Awareness Month, help a loved one living with #PTSD, and remember to practice #selfcare. Learn more @VA_PTSD_Info: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/family/how_help.asp

#DVNF #PTSDAwarenessMonth #Veterans #Disabled

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Take @VA_PTSD_Info’s free online courses during PTSD Awareness Month and throughout the year if your loved one has #PTSD...
06/24/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Take @VA_PTSD_Info’s free online courses during PTSD Awareness Month and throughout the year if your loved one has #PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/courses.asp.

#PTSDAwarenessMonth #DVNF #Veterans #Disabled

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

#DVNF wishes all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day!!!#happyfathersday #militarydads #militaryfamily #veterans #disabled #...
06/21/2020

#DVNF wishes all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day!!!

#happyfathersday #militarydads #militaryfamily #veterans #disabled #dad

The DVNF would like to wish US Army a happy 245th birthday! Thank you for sacrifices, service and commitment.
06/15/2020

The DVNF would like to wish US Army a happy 245th birthday! Thank you for sacrifices, service and commitment.

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." — Elmer Davis
06/15/2020

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." — Elmer Davis

The D-Day landing, when, on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to ...
06/06/2020

The D-Day landing, when, on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to begin the operation that would liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
#DVNF #Veterans #Disabled #D-Day

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re here to inform you on the conditions that surround mental health and how ...
05/31/2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re here to inform you on the conditions that surround mental health and how to seek help if you are at risk.

You can also go to our National Resource Directory to get help:
https://dvnf.org/national-resource-directory/
#DVNF #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms associated with mental health disorders, here is some info to ...
05/31/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms associated with mental health disorders, here is some info to get help. By taking steps to get help we can bring our loved ones and ourselves closer to living mentally-healthy lives!
http://ow.ly/eHnV50zUVCQ
#DVNF #USDVA

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

The Army has secured a contract for more than 180,000 face masks, so soldiers won’t have to permanently rely on ad-hoc i...
05/29/2020
Anti-microbial, machine washable face masks coming to soldiers to help protect against coronavirus

The Army has secured a contract for more than 180,000 face masks, so soldiers won’t have to permanently rely on ad-hoc items like neck gaiters and t-shirts, which may or may not effectively filter out coronavirus-sized particles.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/05/19/anti-microbial-machine-washable-face-masks-coming-to-soldiers-to-help-protect-against-coronavirus/

The masks are contracted through the textile manufacturing firm Milliken at a total purchase cost of $749,000, which breaks out to roughly $4.16 per mask.

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride...
05/26/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.
Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/ #DVNF #Veterans

Remembering those who have given everything for our country. We thank you immensely. Happy Memorial Day. #DVNF #Veterans...
05/25/2020

Remembering those who have given everything for our country. We thank you immensely. Happy Memorial Day.

#DVNF #Veterans #Disabled #MemorialDay #Freedom #Sacrifice

This Memorial Day Weekend, may we never forget freedom isn't free.#DVNF #MemorialDay #Disabled #Veterans #Freedom #Sacri...
05/24/2020

This Memorial Day Weekend, may we never forget freedom isn't free.

#DVNF #MemorialDay #Disabled #Veterans #Freedom #Sacrifice

We believe it is our duty to give back to those who have given everything for our country. This Memorial Day, join us in...
05/23/2020

We believe it is our duty to give back to those who have given everything for our country. This Memorial Day, join us in remembering the #military members who made the ultimate sacrifice in service. http://dvnf.org/honor-wall/

#MemorialDay #Veterans #Disabled #Freedom #Sacrifice

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride...
05/18/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.
Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/ #DVNF #Veterans

VA’s Telestroke Program saving Veterans’ lives.Each year, medical staff diagnose approximately 4,500 Veterans with an ac...
05/15/2020
VA’s Telestroke Program saving Veterans’ lives - VAntage Point

VA’s Telestroke Program saving Veterans’ lives.

Each year, medical staff diagnose approximately 4,500 Veterans with an acute ischemic stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.

http://ow.ly/BeAz50zGxre

VA’s National Telestroke program: a virtual hub of VA stroke neurologists covering 40 VA facilities with 20 more to be added each year.

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride...
05/14/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week! Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.
Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/ #DVNF #Veterans

05/11/2020

Happy Mother’s Day from DVNF!!!
Thank you to all the women who sacrificed so much! ❤️ #dvnf #mothersday #mothersday2020 #veterans #disabled #military #militarywomen

Honor Wall Recipient of the week!Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride,...
05/06/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week!

Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.

Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/

#DVNF #Veterans

Disabled Veterans National Foundation is raising money to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk vete...
05/05/2020

Disabled Veterans National Foundation is raising money to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans during this pandemic crisis.

#DVNF #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW #DISABLED #VETERANS #CORONAVIRUS #COVID-19

Tomorrow #DVNF will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organizati...
05/04/2020

Tomorrow #DVNF will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organization has been on the front lines helping #disabled #veterans during the #COVID19 crisis. But we can't do this without you! Pledge your support at DVNF.org

Giving back isn't canceled. We need to support those who served our country with #honor, with dignity, and sacrificed ev...
05/02/2020

Giving back isn't canceled. We need to support those who served our country with #honor, with dignity, and sacrificed everything for our #safety and #freedom.

Go to the following link to make a donation:

https://donate.dvnf.org/Default.aspx?tsid=14838

#GivingTuesdayNow #DVNF #COVID19 #Veterans #Disabled

#DVNF considers #suicide #prevention its top clinical priority. Social connection could decrease suicidal thoughts. Plea...
05/01/2020
Can community engagement prevent Veteran suicides? - VAntage Point

#DVNF considers #suicide #prevention its top clinical priority. Social connection could decrease suicidal thoughts.

Please take a look at this article from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/74234/can-community-engagement-prevent-veteran-suicides/

#DISABLED #VETERANS #COVID-19

VA research aims to establish a sense of social connection for Veterans at high risk of suicide by increasing their participation in community activities.

#DVNF is spreading the word about #alcohol use amongst veterans during the month of April, and encourages others to part...
04/30/2020

#DVNF is spreading the word about #alcohol use amongst veterans during the month of April, and encourages others to participate in the campaign to get #veterans in need the information and resources they require to seek treatment.

#AlcoholAwarenessMonth #Disabled #COVID-19

Honor Wall Recipient of the week!Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride,...
04/28/2020

Honor Wall Recipient of the week!

Today and every day we honor the brave men and women who served our country with pride, and who left behind a legacy of service to country above self.

Go to the link if you would like to see our Honor Wall https://dvnf.org/honor-wall/

#DVNF #Veterans

04/26/2020

We need to support those who served our country with honor, with dignity and sacrificed everything for our safety and freedom.
Save the date for #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW May 5th, 2020

https://donate.dvnf.org/Default.aspx?tsid=14838

#DVNF #DISABLED #VETERANS #COVID-19

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Yesterday, my dad received a large envelope from DVNF with a free t-shirt and grocery bag. As a military veteran with a rated disability (USMC, USAF, USCG), I was asked if I wanted the t-shirt. When I checked the shirt label to see what size the shirt was, I was surprised to see that the label said MADE IN CHINA. How come you folks are moving merchandise made in China? Is there an alternative veteran-owned company located in the United States that could do the job? I think making a commitment to use veteran-owned vendors would be a positive policy for DVNF’s credibility.
This weekend let's not forget what Memorial Day is all about. It's not about politics or the politicians who send men and women into harms way. It's about those brave men and women who may have joined for reasons of patriotic pride or because they believed in the calling. Many others were drafted or joined because of reasons like economic hardship, not ready for college, needed a skill to successfully enter the workforce, etc. Memorial Day is for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to this country. It is THEIR day to be remembered.
My husband and I would love to donate when you STOP BUYING FROM CHINA!!! DON'T SEND ME JUNK MADE IN CHINA!!!
Just got your fancy packet appealing for money. I checked your irs forms and your past lawsuits. I’m not donating and I find it hard to believe there is really a marine at the helm of this!
Stop Depression in Veterans and they won't be homeless Safety Fist Please ! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10189162
Where is it coming from ? Right here ! https://youtu.be/6kTZzGbqVSc I left the Navy because of this !
This is causing Suicides in Veterans ! World Wide Hum map shows this at all Veterans Suicides & Mass Shootings
Researched ! Protect our Veterans from this Silent Weapon https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10189173 ALCOA Massena Operations has an Acoustic Weapon running 24/7 decades now !http://www.article36.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/acoustic-weapons.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1fbCnbeYN7V26Oc81y_NQgHAm6-_I4sPGCKHBwR3TDTbIwK4S4teO3Mdc
TAKE A NEW LOOK. WHEN THE BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED THROUGH TREASON THIS SHOULD CHANGE WHO NEEDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE RECOVERY OF VETS INJURED IN ILLEGAL WARS. Dr.Ronald Cutburth, engineering scientist, USMC vet