Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. 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 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.
Family Support / Family Event
Good to know
In 2019, we connected with nearly 7,000 newly bereaved loved ones, adding to a family of more than 90,000 individuals. TAPS provides an array of programs, comfort, and resources for the families of the fallen. Each year, TAPS holds more than 200 programs that welcome and support thousands of participants, answer more than 19,000 calls to our National Military Survivor Helpline and spend over 225,000 minutes in survivors outreach calls. We set the industry standard for training, conducting nearly 200 briefings on grief, trauma, and suicide pre/postvention for military commands, corporations, and professionals across America. Our staff members are primarily survivors of military loss who have grown up in the TAPS family and who have now made it their profession to pay it forward. Learn more by downloading the impact reports below.