Making Veterans Priority (MVP)
\"Be a part of a team to serve those who have served us\"
MVP AmeriCorps, through TCAC, serves Veterans service communities and many non-profits throughout Tennessee, meeting the needs of veterans and their families. MVP is Volunteer TN funded.
MVP serves many surrounding counties. The AmeriCorps funded program is geared to helping veterans and their families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless due to a lack of income, physical and/or mental health issues, disabilities, trauma, substance, and weak social networks.
MVP AmeriCorps members may provide services for veterans and their families, such as:
Connecting veterans and their families with housing assistance programs
Providing financial literacy and budgeting assistance
Resume building, job search assistance, and interview skill building
Job skills training
Providing assistance and resources for college and financial aid application processes
Making homes more accessible
Assisting with disability and benefit claims
Providing referrals and connections with mental health services and counselors
Promoting education and awareness of PTSD, trauma, suicide, etc., through community events, workshops, and programs
Developing support groups
Youth services/programs for children of veterans and active duty military personnel
To find out how your agency can host an MVP AmeriCorps member, please contact:
Evonne Surber Green, AmeriCorps Program Director
Tennessee\'s Community Assistance Corporation (TCAC)
P.O. Box 485
Morristown, TN 37815
Phone: (423) 586-7636
Fax: (423) 587-0783
\"This material based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community service (CNCS) under AmeriCorps Grant No. 11AFHNT0010011. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or AmeriCorps program.