The Veterans of the
Vietnam War. Inc.
The Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation founded in 1978 to seek help for and to further the cause of all veterans. While primarily an organization with Vietnam Era veteran membership, the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. (VVnW) welcomes members from all wars and its services are available to all veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the VVnW as a Veterans Service Organization on April 17, 1995. VVnW veteran service officers are authorized to process claims from the regional office through to the Bureau of Veterans Appeals.
The VVnW is active in veteran's homeless issues through our United Veterans Beacon House Project (UVBH). UVBH provides 3/4 housing free of charge to homeless veterans regardless of period of service. The UVBH provides a continuum of care taking the veteran from DVA hospitals and allowing the veteran a six month to two-year stay while completing a rehabilitation program. Inclusive in the UVBH concept is on-going psychological and medical care, employment counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, transportation to and from job sites as well as living space until the veteran can function on his/her own.
For nearly 25 years the VVnW has continuously provided assistance to
veterans in the area of trauma counseling and referral. Through our "800"
number we have handled many hundreds of thousands of crisis calls and
referred the veterans to the appropriate agencies.
Our members are active in educating the public about the debilitating
effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Throughout the years, the VVnW has been, active in the controversy
surrounding the effects of the use of herbicides in Vietnam. We educate
the public about the effects of herbicides on individual's health as well
as educating the veteran population to its effects. We have actively
advocated for benefits for veterans from their exposure to herbicides as
well as assisting veterans in obtaining the benefits earned by them for
POW/MIAs still unaccounted for from all wars are kept in the focus the
American public through the VVnW POW/MIA Program. The VVnW believes that
when one member of the U.S. Armed Forces is not worth the effort to be
found, then we, as Americans, have lost our honor.
The VVnW funds and maintains our "FIND-A-VET" Program and has created a
database of veterans who served in Vietnam. This database allows many
veterans to be reunited with those they served with in Vietnam.
The Veterans of the Vietnam War maintains a program for incarcerated
veterans to assist them in their re-integration into society.
We maintain and promote an education program about the Vietnam experience.
This program is designed for presentation at both the grade school and
high school levels.
The Veteran Leader, published quarterly by the VVnW, provides
the most current information on many areas of interest to veterans and
their families as well as current updates on the organization's many
The VVnW is seeking a just settlement for our comrades-in-arms who
are languishing in resettlement camps in Southeast Asia. These former
allies fled their homeland of Vietnam seeking peace and freedom. The VVnW
actively advocates for and supports our former allies in their quest for
On a local level, our posts are active in community activities -
they distribute flags, sponsor food drives, join in waterways
rehabilitation projects, host fund-raisers for the VVnW` programs, support
active duty military personnel, help guarantee a proper burial for
indigent veterans, work on obtaining a reciprocal health treaty, help
create veterans' memorials and memorial parks. VVnW posts sponsor Little
League teams, soccer teams, rowing clubs, scout troops and host other
activities for children. Our posts are part of their communities and
The Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. is an international
organization of veterans dedicated to assisting veterans of all wars and
all branches of service through our programs and services; an organization
that participates in our communities; an organization that is part of
America and proud of it.
For additional information,
570-603-9740 or 1-800-VIETNAM