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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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06/24/14
i was deeply saddened by the obvious censorship and discrimination TAPS actively engages in against anyone that has opinions that differ from theirs. it seems that they do not provide support for ALL families as their mission statement suggests. if patriotism is the new religion then TAPS is ... more »
11/07/13
Our son was KIA 8/6/11. TAPS has been there from the beginning. Carol, Bonnie, and the whole team are an amazing group of incredibly compassionate people doing some critical and much needed work. I highly recommend them as first of all a very fiscally responsible organization doing what they say ... more »
11/03/13
My son died from chemo complications. He had Hodgkins Disease - more than likely due to immune deficiencies from toxic chemicals emitted from burn pits while deployed to Camp Victory, Baghdad. He was also diagnosed with meningitis and avium bacterium. i too learned about TAPS about a year after ... more »
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