“Veterans in Unity with Community”

Here at NABVETS we don’t like to toot our own horn or talk too loud about the things we’ve worked to do to improve the lives of Veterans, especially Black Veterans. Truth is, though, we are literally the sum of our parts: we are individual Veterans who have come together under one mission – to improve the lives of other Veterans; we are the families of Veterans who donate their time and, in some cases, money to improve the lives of Veterans; we are communities who need Veterans to help provide hope to families, the youth and the weak. At the end of the day, all we hope to give is a world that is just a little bit better off than the one we have. Thank you!

Following is a list of NABVETS accomplishments

  • A nationally certified Veterans Service Organization and a United States Department of Veterans Affairs claims representative for the purpose of benefits and discharge upgrade services;
  • Since 1969, NABVETS has provided Claims assistance to over 65,000 Veterans; winning over $69 million in Claims;
  • A membership organization with over 100 chapters and over 8 State Commands throughout the United States and Puerto Rico;
  • Working in unity with the community to end homelessness, empower low-income and minority Veterans and working with disadvantaged youth;
  • Preserving the historical contributions of minority Veterans, such as the Congressionally approved National Day of Honor (May 25th);
  • Advocating for amnesty for Vietnam era Veterans;
  • Publishing the Eclipse Magazine (established in 1974 as Eclipse Newspaper; not currently in publication);
  • Calling attention to the needs of homeless and economically disadvantaged Veterans;
  • Developing affordable permanent housing for all low-income Veterans and non-veterans;
  • Rising to the challenge of addressing amnesty for Vietnam Veterans;
  • Providing support for youth development in the community;
  • Providing incarcerated Veteran services;
  • Providing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Agent Orange and behavioral health counseling through IVOCC Behavioral Health Clinic;
  • Operating Veterans United for Community Services (VUCS), a nationally acclaimed program of NABVETS that brings Veterans, today’s ‘citizen soldiers,’ to the table in overcoming barriers facing America’s growing population of low-income and homeless Veterans and the problems faced by youth. Since 1995, VUCS members have volunteered over 400,000 hours of community service, at least 70% of these hours dedicated to working with youth.