To provide emergency services for disabled American veterans including assistance with paperwork for needed services. On a state level, DAV offers counseling on veterans compensation, health care, pension, employment rights, and more. Also extends disaster relief to disabled veterans affected by natural calamities. Nationwide, the organization works toward legislation benefiting disabled veterans, their widows, spouses and orphans. This chapter also supports programs at Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Baltimore; Fort Howard, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. For veterans who served and have a service-connected disability, their immediate families, and Gold Star mothers.