Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV MN)

MN DAV supports and advocates for Minnesota Veterans disabled in the defense of our nation

Treaties are signed and the battles of nations end, but the personal battles of those disabled in war only begin when the guns fall silent. These Veteran men and women must struggle to regain health, reshape lives transformed by disability, learn new trades or professions, and rejoin the civilian world. At each step, they need to help themselves. At each step, DAV of Minnesota is there for them.

About DAV MN

Veteran Programs with Real Impact

Veteran Transportation

Transportation Services

Free transportation for Minnesota Veterans to and from VA Medical appointments

Veterans Outdoors


Fishing, hunting, camping, camaraderie – this program offers it all!

Women Veterans


Our committee is the voice to promote awareness and acceptance of women Veterans

Advocacy & Action

Advocacy Organization

Advocating for the interests of disabled Veterans, their families & survivors through the legislative process

Benefits Assistance

Benefits Assistance

DAV National Service Officers (NSO) support Veterans with benefits free of charge

Get Involved

You can make a positive difference in the life of a Minnesota Veteran who was disabled in our nation’s defense. Our Volunteer Program provides numerous opportunities for men and women of all ages to help make a difference in the lives of disabled Minnesota Veterans.

Get Involved

DAV of Minnesota Foundation

The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Foundation has been responsible for improving the lives of Minnesota Veterans and their families since 1991. Operating as the “Giving Arm” of DAV of Minnesota, the Foundation provides the financial resources to support quality programs, services, and projects across the state.

DAV Foundation

DAV of MN Chapter Members

Get involved. Every single benefit that Minnesota Veterans have today as some point started as a piece of legislation.

Trent Dilks
Trent DilksDAV of Minnesota Legislative Director

DAV of Minnesota is always there fighting for new legislative bills to go through for Veterans.

Kurt Ellefson
Kurt EllefsonDAV of Minnesota Crookston Chapter 14

Made up of 19,000 members and 32 chapters across the state, DAV of Minnesota is run by Veterans serving fellow Veterans.

Ellsworth Fields
Ellsworth FieldsDAV of Minnesota Rochester Chapter 28

We are fortunate to be in such a caring society here in Minnesota that truly looks out for the interests of our Veterans and their families.

John Walker
John WalkerDAV of Minnesota
St. Paul Chapter 2

The DAV of Minnesota Foundation has been responsible for improving the lives of Minnesota Veterans and their families since 1991.

Lauri Brooke
Lauri BrookeDAV of Minnesota Foundation

Our men and women who served in the armed forces directly benefit by household donations. Thank you to all Minnesotans who donate.

Sam Hansen
Sam HansenDAV of Minnesota Driver

Since 1925, DAV of Minnesota has served as the official voice of Minnesota’s service-connected disabled Veterans, their families and survivors.

Stephen “Butch” Whitehead
Stephen "Butch" WhiteheadDAV of Minnesota Department Adjutant

Our services are free of charge to Minnesota Veterans and their families and are totally supported by membership dues and charitable contributions from the public. DAV of Minnesota receives no federal funds to support our Veterans.

Stephanie Zeimetz
Stephanie ZeimetzDAV of Minnesota Transportation Manager

One of the reasons that I stay involved in DAV is because I feel they are so inclusive of younger Veterans and women Veterans, and I feel welcome.

Ashley Laganiere
Ashley LaganiereDAV of Minnesota Rochester Chapter 28