2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals

December 30, 2017

Thanks to the support of numerous federal, state and local governmental agencies, Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations, Ministries, Universities and Organization, we have complete all six of our 2017 goals.  The board has selected 6 new goals for 2018 listed below.  To read the full 2017 FY Annual report click here.

Goals for Fiscal Year 2018:

  • Opiate Abuse Education/Accidental Overdose
  • Women Veterans’ Outreach and Service Recognition
  • VA Chaplain Services in KOPC and rural communities
  • 2nd Expungement Clinic
  • Increase Veteran Specific Suicide Prevention/Intervention outreach/education
  • Blount County 50th Annual Veterans Day event
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Repairs for Heroes #2

December 29, 2017 was a better cold day in Maryville, Tennessee., but that didn’t stop the roofers from RC Roofing LLC from completing the Repairs for Heroes (RFH)  program. Click here to view construction photos.

Better cold is no stranger to Avery Helton, US Army Korean War veteran.  Avery and Mildred were very thankful for the RFH program and honored to be supported by his veteran brothers and sisters.  What a blessed, grateful and safe Christmas present.

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FREE Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans Available Monthly

2018.  First clinic January 10, 2018.

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans will be held on the second Wednesday of each month  from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office at 1101 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919.  The Veterans’ Legal Advice Clinic is a joint project of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), KBA/Barristers Access to Justice Committees, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the local VA office.  This is a general advice and referral clinic and it is anticipated to serve between 20 and 30 veterans in the community each month with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.

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Delaware Valley Veterans Home joins as the 1st Veteran/Military Friendly Organization in PA

VTVT and Delaware Valley Veteran’s Home Announce Partnership

12/04/2017 12:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA — Today, Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) announced a partnership with the Delaware Valley Veteran’s Home (DVVH) to recognize and honor Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

This announcement represents the latest example of VTVT’s commitment to working closely with nonprofit organizations and other community partners to identify new and innovative ways to support Veterans’ health and well-being through this initiative.  DVVH is the first Veteran/Military Friendly Organization recognized by the Military Chaplains Association of America (MCA) and VTVT.

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