A 501(c)(3) Charity 
Your donation is tax deductible

Serving the  seven Southern California Counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

Winner:  2013 Gold Gavel Award

Who We Are

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) traces its roots back to the end of WORLD WAR II. BVA forefathers were a group of veterans blinded during the conflict. In 1945 hey met at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital at Avon,CT and founded the Association. Thirteen years later, BVA received its charter from the United States Congress. Ever since, the Blinded Veterans Association has worked to accomplish the mission expressed in our congressional charter.

The Southern California Regional Group is one of BVA’s 52 Regional Groups nationwide, often referred to as the heart and soul of the organization, offer blinded veterans and their families opportunities for support and friendship. Recreation, social activities, and service are all part of the work of the Regional Groups, which often set up and staff the volunteer offices in VA Medical Centers and Clinics. The first contact blinded veterans have with BVA usually involves a regional group, which can also be a reliable source of information about life-changing services and benefits.

The Blinded Veterans of Southern California Regional Group serves 7 Southern California Counties:  Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and, Ventura.

In order to provide optimal, individualized service to each of our Blinded Veterans, we have established Chapters.  One such chapter is Chapter 101 serving Orange County and vicinity.  This chapter also offers assistance to Blinded Veterans at the Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Long Beach VA facility.

If you are a Blinded Veteran, contact us for information about joining us.  If you are the spouse or friend of a Blinded Veteran, and want to be of service, contact us about joining the Blinded Veterans Association Auxiliary.