Total Action for Progress Launches From Fear to Hope to Support Domestic Violence Survivors

Month Long Crowdfunding Campaign Aimed at Funding Domestic Violence Services in Southwest Virginia

Roanoke, VA, April 30, 2024 – Amid escalating violence and need in our community, Total Action for Progress (TAP) is launching an urgent crowdfunding campaign starting May 1st to bolster its domestic violence prevention and support services. This critical one month initiative called From Fear to Hope aims to address the sharp rise in violent crime, up by 30% since 2020, and a 15% increase in reports of child abuse in the same period. The aftermath has seen a staggering 173% surge in individuals and families turning to TAP for shelter and support.

TAP’s Domestic Violence Services and Sabrina’s Place stand at the forefront of this crisis, providing emergency assistance, legal advocacy, crisis intervention, and a safe space for supervised visitation and safe exchanges. Sabrina’s Place is a unique resource in the Roanoke Valley, a sanctuary for those affected by domestic violence.

“We are witnessing the devastating impact of violence on our community,” said Stacey Sheppard, Director of Housing & Human Services at TAP. “The demand for our services has never been greater. This campaign is not   just a call for funding; it’s a call to action against domestic violence and intimate partner violence.”

The community’s participation in this crowdfunding effort is vital. Contributions will directly enable the scaling of TAP’s services, addressing the heightened need for safe shelters, legal assistance, and supportive interventions.

For details on how to support this campaign or to learn more about TAP’s efforts, please visit