In August 2010, the Paralyzed Veterans of America started a vocational rehabilitation project in Boston to assist veterans throughout New England who have incurred spinal cord injuries, conditions, neuromuscular, or other mobility impairments to successfully offer their talents to the workforce. Besides veterans who would like to pursue full-time career opportunities, PVA also wants to help those who are seeking part-time, temporary, or unpaid work as well as caregivers or dependents who would like to pursue career possibilities.

Along with job development and placement PVA's voc rehab helps with career counseling, resume preparation, interviewing skills, how to successfully apply for careers in the private sector and government, and other information and support. Veterans who have been out of the workforce for several years should not let that deter them from discussing potential career or retraining alternatives in the community or at home.

The office is located in the West Roxbury VA, Building 2. PVA is in contact with all the VA locations in New England, and if veterans cannot come to Boston, PVA staff can meet with them at a local VA, library, or coffee shop.

Contact

Ken Lipton M.A., C.R.C.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
West Roxbury VA
Room AG 60 Building 2
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury MA, 02132
857-203-6091
kenl@pva.org