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Collaborative Response to Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse(CREVAA)

Provides emergency services and coordination of services and supports for older and vulnerable adult victims of crime.

Collaborative Response to Older and Vulnerable Adult Abuse (CREVAA)



Eligibility Requirements

Who may CREVAA help?

Tennesseans 60 years of age or older OR vulnerable adults ages 18-59 who are crime victims for up to 120 days.



Services Provided

How may CREVAA help survivors?

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Safety Planning
  • In-home services
  • Information and referral
  • Assistance Accessing Services
  • Counseling
  • Support during the legal process
  • Limited Financial Assistance


Crimes and Abuse

Many types of crimes and abuse fall under the CREVAA heading. This includes:

  • Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Sexual, and Financial abuse, including assault and violence.
  • Caregiver Neglect (includes abandonment,) Financial or Economic Exploitation, Identity Theft and Fraud.
  • Arson, Burglary, Robbery, Stalking and Harassment, and violation of a court order.


Areas We Service

  • East Tennessee: Knox, Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke, Hamblen, Grainger, Blount, Monroe, Loudon, Roane, Morgan, Scott, Campbell, Anderson, Claiborne, and Union
  • Southeastern Tennessee: Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, Polk, Meigs, Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Grundy, and Marion



For more information or to request assistance, contact CREVAA:

 Rebecca Veazey
ET & SE CREVAA Program Manager
(865)691-2551 x4420


Rebecca Veazey
CREVAA Program Manager
(865)691-2551 x4420

Counties Served

Regional Office, Blount County, Claiborne County, Campbell County, Anderson County, Knox County, Morgan County, Cocke County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Loudon County, Monroe County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County