P.V.A. QLD Inc. : Support * Friendship * Information * UnderstandingMarch 19th, 2018
Established as the result of common needs, the Partners of Veterans Association comprises as several organised but unaffiliated partner groups from Wauchope, Sydney, Central Coast, Maitland and Tamworth, who took the first steps towards unity in 1999.
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc. (P.V.A. Australia Inc.) is a not-for-profit, non-government, voluntary organisation. P.V.A receives no government funding, with funds derived from membership fees, community grants, donations and fundraising.
P.V.A. believes that there is a great need for support for all partners/carers, widows/widowers and families of Australian veterans, both now and in the future, as our defence forces continue to be deployed to areas of conflict throughout the world.
With the aim to not only support the partners of our generation, but also to consider the needs of future generations, P.V.A. provides a support network that was not available when many of our veterans returned from their war service.
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc.
More than 30 local P.V.A. QLD Inc. groups, and independent members operate throughout Queensland. The P.V.A. QLD Inc. was established by a group of partners with the aim of helping other partners, and this ‘partner-to-partner’ support is the keystone of the local Queensland groups today.
As part of the 2017 Community Grants Program, The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc. were a proud recipient of $2500 to assist with allaying costs to members attending the PVA Qld Inc AGM and Conference, reducing the members’ fee.
P.V.A. QLD Inc. members are privy to an array of support and services, as well as the opportunity to;
- Receive support,
- Build new friendships,
- Chat to as well as provide helpful information, and
- Know that we have ‘been there’ – we understand!
- Developing Social Support
- Happiness Journal
- Tips for Better Sleep
- Heart Disease and Depression
- Athritis and Diet
- ADHD and Family Relationships
- Young Children’s Behaviour Linked to Parent Deployment
- PTSD and Depression
- How to be Happy in Life
- More Happiness Tips
P.V.A. QLD Inc. members are also provided access to trained volunteer P.V.A. QLD Inc. Welfare Officers, as well as the P.V.A. QLD Inc. helpline to talk to someone who cares.
As the national body, voice and focus for all partners of past and present members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), their allies and their families, P.V.A. are committed to providing every support and assistance practicable for their welfare, health and special needs. This is achieved by their key role of providing leadership and advocacy for health and welfare promoting strategies, policy and program development that assists partners and their dependents and descendants.
For more information, visit pva.org.au