Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors
“Caring for the Families of America’s Fallen Heroes”
TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer
support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost
to surviving families and loved ones.
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About The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
TAPS has assisted more than 80,000 surviving families, casualty officers and caregivers.
TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nation and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources.
If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).
About Chantel Dooley
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Chantel recently accepted a position with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and has relocated to the Washington, D.C. Chantel is in her dissertation phase of earning her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.
Her dissertation is focused on the impact of Modeling InstructionTM in High School Biology and Student Scientific Reasoning. Chantel is an active member of the American Modeling Teachers Association and the co-founder of STEMteachersPHX, a nonprofit organization where the mission is to stimulate best teaching practices in STEM.
STEMteachersPHX is a professional network hosting teacher-led, affordable programs based on the needs of our local community. These sessions actively engage and cultivate independent thinking, self-confidence and understanding in STEM subjects among teachers.
Chantel also volunteers with ATHENA Valley of the Sun as the Awards Committee Chair organizing and facilitating the ATHENA Valley of the Sun Honoring ATHENA Inspired Leaders (HAIL) Awards. She embraces this opportunity to work with amazing women leaders from the Phoenix Valley and constantly improve her own leadership skills.
A PLACE OF COMPANIONSHIP
In grief’s darkest hours, we ask ourselves the hard questions: What do we do now? What does this new life look like? Who are we without our loved ones? We wring the questions as though we’re trying to squeeze out wisdom or answers; we twist and stretch them as we face the everyday realities of our loss.
Although the path to peace and purpose is different for everyone, TAPS programs can be signposts — pointing the way toward comfort, camaraderie and companionship.
Through our TAPS programs, we gather to heal, console and explore. And we start to answer those hard questions.
We gather at seminars for practical advice and sharing groups. We see new worlds on expeditions. Our young survivors grieve together, play together and learn to laugh again at Good Grief Camp. We meet others like us through online chats. On retreats, we bring together small groups of survivors to build a sense of community through activities. We find opportunities to create healthy habits and bodies at Inner Warrior events. We memorialize, celebrate and grow at family retreats. We rediscover traditions and memories through teams4taps. We create rich lives despite loss, knowing we carry our loved ones with us.
Every TAPS program is designed to help you feel companioned as you grieve, supported as you rebuild and united as we choose to hope.
teams4taps Online Community Care Groups
If you’re here because our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about giving, volunteering, professional engagement or careers.
Thank You for the following for making these programs possible
*Army Veteran William Wischnewsky
*Colin Clark (Plane Ticket)
*America’s Warrior Partnership