Treatment center opening for paralyzed vets

Published: January 20, 2009  |  Source:

Disabled veterans will soon have a place where they can get help when re-entering the job market following a life-altering injury.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Center will open Jan. 27 in the South Texas Medical Center.

According to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the unemployment rate for veterans with severe disabilities is estimated to be over 85 percent. The goal of the new center is to help lower that percentage and encourage employers to tap into an under-utilized workforce.

The center will be based at the Spinal Cord Unit of the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center and will provide veterans with resources and skills to find jobs in the San Antonio area.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, based in Washington, D.C,, was founded in 1946 to maximize the quality of life for its members with spinal cord injuries.

San Antonio Business Journal – by Catherine Dominguez