Women Veterans to be celebrated at Film Screening

Livelearngrow.com 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 865.eventbrite.com 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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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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When Women Veterans Return Home

VA offers many readjustment solutions

Letting go of your active duty lifestyle can be tough, especially after returning home. Are you wondering how you fit in with your family, friends and loved ones? Do you feel alone and isolated or that your relationships aren’t as close as they used to be? If so, VA offers a variety of services to help women Veterans readjust to life at home. Learn more.

Happy Veterans Day – “You’re Worth It!”

November 10, 2018 Blount County Tennessee.

The United Veterans of Blount County hosted Blount County’s  50th Veterans Day Celebration at Rio Revolution Church.  Special Guest speaker was  Lt. Col Army Ellison “Vic” Vickery gave an inspirational service and sacrifice speech.

Vic’s told us that he never felt comfortable responding to anyone who “thanked him for his service” until his wife Suzanne suggested responding with “You’re worth it!”

Thank you Mrs. Suzanne Vickery for your recommendation.

We are grateful to all who have served, whether in peacetime or in periods of conflict. Especially for those who have fought on the battlefield, those who continue to bear wounds both seen and unseen. We pray for physical healing and God’s peace in your life.

On behalf of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council and Vet to Vet Tennessee we wish everyone a blessed and happy Veterans Day.

MCA’s Executive Director’s Notes – Women Veterans Summit

Executive Director’s Notes

This past Thursday I was fortunate to be able to attend the Women Veterans’ Summit in Knoxville, supported by Vet to Vet Tennessee. VTVT is one of MCA’s strategic partners with the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation (VMFC) ministry. They along with along with the Episcopal Church’s lay men’s organization, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BSA) work together to help congregations across our land to be more military friendly. Continue reading “MCA’s Executive Director’s Notes – Women Veterans Summit”