What is the Total Action for Progress Veterans' Program?
The Veterans' Program provides services to displaced veterans to help them secure meaningful employment, while also addressing their most urgent needs through other available services.
Veterans need more than just job opportunities; some need assistance with day-to-day necessities such as housing, child care, and medical care not covered by the Veteran’s Administration healthcare system. TAP helps displaced veterans meet these needs, while also helping them secure the long-term employment necessary to become self-sufficient.
TAP provides an array of services through face-to-face case management with displaced veterans, particularly critical employment services, such as; job placement, job training and development, career counseling, and resume preparation
We also provide veterans with the supportive services they need to obtain and sustain long-term employment. Supportive services include:
•Clothing •Referrals to temporary, transitional and permanent housing •Referrals to medical and substance abuse treatment centers •Transportation
Training is provided in employability skills and vocational skills. In the absence of employment, eligible veterans can gain employment skills and receive a stipend while working at a local business. When ready, our staff assists our clients with finding employment.
Am I eligible for this service?
You must be a United States Armed Forces Veteran to apply to this program. Clients can be self-referred or referred by the Veteran’s Administration, Homeless Assistance Team, Salvation Army, RAM House, Roanoke Rescue Mission, and fellow veterans.
How can I contact the Program?
The Veterans’ Program is located at the 302 2nd Street in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please contact Lin Roberts at telephone number (540) 283-4908 for more information.
You may also contact Mr. Roberts via email at:
What areas does this program serve?
Residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Vinton, Salem, Botetourt County, Craig County, Rockbridge County, Buena Vista, Covington, and Clifton Forge are eligible for the Veterans’ Program.
Is there a cost for this program?
There are no costs to approved clientele for this program.
How can I access services?
If you are interested in this program, please call or visit our office.
Your donations are necessary to make this program possible.
A This Valley Works Program
The Center for Employment Training
302 2nd Street SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
Telephone: (540) 283-4908
Senior Vice President of Programs and Director
This Valley Works
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 North Jefferson Street
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Telephone: (540) 767-6221
Community Partnerships and Funding
Our program coordinates with local businesses and organizations, including: Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program & Local Veterans' Employment Representatives; State Workforce Agencies; Workforce Investment Boards; One-Stop Centers; Veterans' Workforce Investment Program; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Departments of Veterans' Affairs; Housing & Urban Development; and Health and Human Services
Within six months of operation, the program exceeded its goal. It was anticipated that 10 veterans would find job placement; however, 24 veterans found permanent employment. Today, our success rate continues to grow as we assist more and more veterans to find employment.
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