The MPVA has served Michigan since 1961. It is a chapter of the national Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), operating according to the standards and practices established by the PVA.
MPVA is, however, a separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Michigan programs, services, education, and outreach conducted here are made possible by local volunteers, partners, sponsors, and donors.
The mission of MPVA is to enhance the quality of lives of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease, as well as citizens with disabilities, by: advocating for civil rights, assuring quality health care, supporting continued recreation, research, education and healthy living.