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3033 Wilson Blvd
Suite 630

Arlington
Virginia 22201
USA
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Target demographics: families of fallen military service members heal and rebuild their lives.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help create 300 Survivor Resource Kits that go directly to newly survived families at no cost, containing vital information and special items designed to provide personal resources, as well as items of comfort and care.

Geographic areas served: the United States and around the world

Programs: TAPS is a national non-profit organization made up of, and providing services at no cost to, all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in the Armed Forces. The heart of TAPS is its national military survivor peer support network, which brings together the families, friends and coworkers of those who are suffering a loss. TAPS, an official Veteran Service Organization, also offers bereavement counseling referral, provides case worker assistance that carries the work of the casualty assistance officers into the future, hosts the nation's only annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Kids Camp, publishes a quarterly journal mailed at no charge to survivors and care givers, maintains a comprehensive website, and offers a toll-free crisis and information line available 24 hours daily through 1-800-959-TAPS. TAPS offers total care and support for the military family experiencing a casualty. Please call on us to help!

Mission:
TAPS is a national nonprofit organization offering comfort and care to anyone affected by the death of someone who served in the Armed Forced. We offer peer-based emotional support, crisis response and intervention, grief and trauma, casework assistance, long-term survivor wellness, and community and military education and outreach.
Results:
Each year, TAPS hosts and participates in events across the country to provide support to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died while in military service. Through our national and regional seminars and good grief camps, retreats, special presentations and fundraising events, TAPS is able to provide hope and healing. Our special presentations offer survivors, caregivers, military personnel, supporters and friends the opportunity to learn more about military grief and learn about the mission of TAPS.

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08/14/14
Within days after I was notified by the US Navy of my sons death, KIA 9.22.2013; a package from TAPS arrived in the mail. I opened the package and a wealth of information was at my fingertips. From whom to call for assistance during my darkest hours of grief, to support groups, TAPS volunteeers and ... more »
08/14/14
Hello! First let me start by saying that I'm a widow of a Marine who was not killed in duty but instead by a drunk driver. This happened in 1999. Since then I went back to school to get my Masters in counseling so that I could help other survivors. Currently I am a grief counselor and also the ... more »
08/14/14
TAPS has given me unconditional support. I hope to become a mentor, one day. This is a much needed service for widows and orphaned children of our services members... more »
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