Memphis VA Medical Center
Minority Veterans Program
Memphis VAMC Minority Veterans Program Goal
The goal of the Memphis VA Medical Center Minority Veterans Program is to increase local awareness of minority veteran related issues and develop strategies for increasing their participation in existing VA benefits programs for eligible veterans. The program also ensures that minority veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans, encounter no barriers or impediments in their attempts to access those services, and are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers.
The program is designed to act as a mediator and facilitator. As such, the program does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee related problems. The program is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services and programs offered by the VA.
Who Do We Serve?
The Memphis VAMC Minority Veterans program services all veterans including:
- African Americans
- Asian Americans
- Hispanic Americans
- Native Americans, including
- American Indians
- Alaskan Natives
- Native Hawaiians
- Pacific Island Americans
Who Do I Contact?
The Memphis VA Medical Center has designated a Minority Veterans Program Coordinator (MVPC) whose role is to:
- Assist management of the Medical Center in their efforts to address the needs of minority veterans
- Focus on the needs of minority veterans in our local community
- Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority veterans
- Inform veterans of VA benefits, services and programs
Jackie Owens, LMSW, RN
- VA Medical Center
- 901-523-8990 Ext. 7178
Hours of Operation
- M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.