TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS Overview
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!