Veterans

Publications

Helpful Links

Services

  • Veterans Crisis Line – 800-273-8255, press 1 The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 
  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee – Service offered across the state for veterans including transitional housing, counseling, and other services. 
  • Lawyers Serving Warriors – Free legal help to assist veterans with two types of disability claims: applications for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and applications to the Physical Disability Board of Review for an increase in the military disability rating.  
  • Apply for VA Benefits 
  • VA Caregiver Support 
  • Online Tennessee Justice – A private messaging service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions for persons with low income. 
  • Department of Veteran AffairsVeteran’s Justice Outreach Specialist: Torrie Dorschug, LCSW  Cell:  423-915-6653, email Torrie.Dreier@va.gov .
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Homeless Hotline - If a veteran is homeless or imminently homeless, facing eviction, or just out of prison and homeless, they can call this hotline for assistance (877) 424-3838. 
  • Tennessee Department of Veterans Services - TN Dept of Veterans Services assist veterans and surviving spouses in filing applications for Service Connected Disabilities, Improved Pension Benefits with Housebound or Aid and Attendance, Healthcare Enrollment, Educational, Home Loan, and Burial Benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • Local Legal Aid Offices:

Information

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933