NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 1777 F St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006. (800)959-TAPS(8277). This HELP LINE is available 24/7.
After the loss of her husband, Bonnie Carroll founded a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, calling it TAPS in 1994. She spent two years researching bereavement counseling before forming this not-for-profit organization. Her peer-based support group TAPS is the result of her study. The care that this incredible organization offers for the families of our fallen heroes is impressive. The website has been constructed with easy navigation for any topic that pertains to your situation. The following information is directly from the site:
“TAPS welcomes anyone who is grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the military – regardless of where they died or how they died. If you are hurting, we are here for you. We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one.”
You can connect with other survivors, sign up for a survivor kit, request a peer mentor and bereavement counseling, learn about different grief resources and much much more. TAPS helps you connect with others in your same situation, whether you are a surviving spouse, parent, sibling, adult child, suicide survivor, extended family, friend or battle buddy, or caregiver for a grieving child. These services are offered at no cost to surviving families and their loved ones.
If you or someone you know can use their support, please call. They truly want to help!