Blount County Business Supports 2019 Women Veterans Summit

On May 18, 2019 Treasurer’s Jewelers opened their doors with a huge sale to up support the upcoming 2019 Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit which will be held at Rio Revolution Church on October 3, 2019. 10% of all of the sales will be donated to Summit. We are thankful to Alex, owner of Treasurer’s Jewelers, Don & Sheryn Davis, Emily Hager and Cindy Winterberger for arranging the event.

Registration for the event is open and free to veterans and students. We can always use sponsors to help us pay for the free tickets. Please contact Emily Hager if you need more information about sponsorship at

New QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Class scheduled June 2019 in Knoxville

Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) announced today that enrollment for the May 16th QPR Instructor Class is closed.

In order to approved current scholarship requests, VTVT has been scheduled a new QPR Gatekeeper class on June 27, 2019 in Knoxville Tennessee. VTVT is providing 15 Free $500.00 scholarships for this class.

To review the scholarship requirements and/or to enroll in the June 27th class please click here. At the end of the 8 hour class you will able to save a life! Enroll now.

Service and Sacrifice: Suicide Warning Signs

Emily Hager, A Navy veteran in East Tennessee who lost her military husband to suicide is sharing their story in an effort to help families facing similar struggles. Emily is the Co-Chairwomen of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council, Chairwoman of Women Veterans Committee, Women Veteran Advocate for Vet to Vet Tennessee, Doctoral Candidate, University of Tennessee Knoxville and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper instructor.

A happy beginning with her Navy husband turned tragic for Emily.

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2019 Women Veteran Summit Fundraiser

We will be partnering with Treasure’s Jewelers at Foothills Mall in Maryville, TN to host a jewelry show raising funds for the 2019 Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit! The show is May 18, 2019. If you need to purchase a Mother’s Day gift or graduation gifts, all the jewelry will be discounted at least 50% OFF and diamonds and gemstones will be an additional 20% OFF! A portion of the proceeds go to sponsoring the Women Veterans Summit.

Served Like A “GIRL” film screening

Saturday, April 13, 2019 Thank you for your support!

Vet to Vet Tennessee is a proud partner of Live Learn Grow lead by founder Lacresha Mckinney who presented the film. VTVT was honored to present the women veterans present with the Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit scarves.

This was an eye opening and unifying day!  “Served like a Girl” exposes very important issues that most of us are unaware of.  We are blind to the daily struggles many veterans have to reintegrate into civilian life.  We have a responsibility to never forget the sacrifice that was given and some continue to give as they struggle to overcome these challenges.  This film unites us in the fact that we have a responsibility to honor our veterans.  Thank you to those who served!  Thank you to those who came and showed their support!  Let’s move forward together and join Live Learn Grow in reminding our Veterans, They are not Forgotten. Click here to view more photos of the event. Council members, Sheryn & Don Davis, Cindy Winterberger and Ed Junod hosted a table at the event.

Girls Go Hard Lifestyle Expo is sponsored by LiveLearnGrow and is scheduled for September 28, 2019 at the World’s Fair Exhibit Hall. The Girls Go Hard Lifestyle Expo celebrates women in business, service, and in life! Hall.
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Sign up for the next QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor Class

The next Vet to Vet Tennessee QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor class is scheduled for May 16, 2019 at the Maryville Vineyard Church, 713 William Blount Dr, Maryville, TN 37801 from 0800 to 1600. The class is almost full. If you are interested in becoming a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor please enroll online by clicking this link:

Vet to Vet Tennessee will provide you with a $500.00 scholarship to cover the cost. Continental breakfast and a Panera Bread lunch will be provided. The class enrollment will end soon so sign up as soon as you can. You will be notified if your scholarship has been approved. Any questions please feel free to call Ed Junod at 865-336-2624. Be blest and happy.

Women Veterans to be celebrated at Film Screening presents “Served Like a Girl” documentary on April 13th at 1300 at Downtown West Cinema 8, 1640 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville TN 37919.

The film follow several American Women transitioning from active duty to civilian life struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, illness and injuries, and the aftermath of military sexual abuse (MST).  These amazing women find ways to adapt and overcome.

The tickets are free but they do accept donation.  Please find attached the “Served Like a Girl” flyer and a brief description of the project.  Hope to see many of you there.

Click here to read the “Served Like a Girl” Press Release and visit for more information.

2019 Freddie J. Owens Memorial Award Nomination

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The questions below have been developed to guide you in the presentation of your nominee. Please answer which you feel apply.

In what ways have the nominee's community activities focused on enhancing lives and/or strengthening the veteran/military community?

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In what ways has the nominee shown perseverance in the pursuit of veteran/military community service in the face of obstacles and/or challenges?

Transformation Haven Ministries enrolls in Veteran/Military Friendly Ministry

January 23, 2019 Transformation Haven Ministries Founder Selena Rider and six current residence attended Vet To Vet Tennessee’s (VTVT) officer meeting to present the Transformation Haven Ministries’ (THM) mission.    “A safe haven for women who battle addictions” in Monroe County Tennessee.  The THM mission is to maintain a 12-month discipleship program where women will live in a safe, stable home, at no cost to them, and receive the love and support they need to “Transform” their lives into the image of Christ…without addictions…and become productive members of society.

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