Resource: TAPS for Families of the Fallen
TAPS is a fitting name for the much-needed organization that it is; it stands for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. The Web site www.taps.org has information about the services they provide, all free of charge. You can also request care packages, local counseling support, and information brochures/magazines/and Quick Series Guides through the website. The phone number 1-800-959-8277, and is answered 24/7.
Here is the TAPS mission statement:
TAPS provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography, or circumstance of the death. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, and grief and trauma resources.
If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one in the military, please do check out all of the programs and resources on its Web site.