To bring Tennessee public and private entities together to promote the collaboration necessary to prevent the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
To strengthen relationships between public and private organizations
To promote awareness through community education
To share information about current needs, topics and projects related to adults at risk of abuse
To identify priority issues and address these within work groups
Be part of the solution
TVAC is made up of partners across Tennessee focused on raising awareness of the various forms of abuse committed against vulnerable and older adults, and seeking preventive solutions to these issues wherever possible.
Abuse of the elderly and vulnerable adults is against the law, and Tennessee is a "mandatory reporting" state. If you see abuse, or even suspect that an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, you must report it. Call the Tennessee Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services unit toll free at 1-888-APS-TENN (that's 1-888-277-8366), or contact your local law enforcement agency.
When you know something is wrong, you can help make it right. You can be part of the solution. Learn about abuse. Become involved with your local or regional TVAC affiliate. Most importantly, never ignore the abuse of another human being.