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TAP Books Program

Introducing: TAP Books Donation Program

Don’t let your books end up in the landfill—donate your books to TAP! Our book donation program sells books online to support our mission, provides free books to people participating in our programs, and creates jobs in our community. Click here to find out more about this program and how you can be involved. For…

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TAP YouthBuild Program

From Homeless to College Bound: Ryan, YouthBuild student

For most kids, turning 18 is a celebration, a time of transition and experiencing tastes of independence with parental support. However, for thousands of kids across the country, turning 18 signifies “aging out” of foster care, meaning they are too old to stay in care and must make it on their own. According to national…

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TAP Virginia CARES

Starting Over and Thriving: John, Virginia CARES client

It was getting late on an August Friday in 2011, in Covington, Virginia. All John LaFlamme had in the world were the clothes on his back and a copy of his high school diploma. He had no car, no home, no family in the area, and no ID. He had just been released from prison….

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Roanoke's Voice 2019

Roanoke’s Voice 2019

Our musical talent competition and fundraiser is back by popular demand! Mark your calendars for a night of fun as local talent competes for the title of Roanoke’s Voice! All proceeds benefit families of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. This year’s event will take place on May 30, 2019, at the Jefferson Center in…

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Working Together to Serve Our Nation’s Veterans

How TAP works with the local VA Hospital to help end veteran homelessness When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2009, the agency knew that it would need to do things differently to make the impact it wanted. Its new plan involved bringing more partners to…

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Fall Ball

Our very own Annette Lewis and board member Harriet Woodward visited WFXR’s Living Local this morning to talk about the upcoming Fall Ball costume party and fundraiser, happening October 27 in Covington. Check out the video from WFXR or visit our events page for more information!    

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why don't they leave_TAP Domestic Violence Services

Someone you know has likely suffered through domestic violence. What do you need to know to help?

By Stacey Sheppard, director of TAP’s Domestic Violence Services Domestic violence is common. Very common. About one in every four women and one in seven men has experienced it. Despite how frequently it occurs in our society, the myths about domestic violence can cause us to do the wrong thing when trying to help. In…

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Brenda Hale

Dr. Brenda Louise Hale honored with the 2018 Cabell Brand Hope Award

We are delighted to present Dr. Brenda Hale with this year’s Cabell Brand Hope Award. Hale has devoted her life to serving her community and we are happy to honor her with this award. The award will be presented to Hale at TAP’s Annual Lunch on October 16th. Reserve your seat before October 11th.  Dr….

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Project Discovery student

How Much Can You Know About A College You Can’t Visit?

TAP’s Project Discovery makes sure great students don’t miss out on college due to a lack of resources DA’NERA KINSEY IS GOING TO COLLEGE—she just needs to narrow down which one from the dozens she has visited with TAP’s Project Discovery. Like many high school seniors, Da’Nera’s thinking about college a lot this time of…

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Jessica Sheppard_Carilion CNA

Community Partnerships: Carilion and TAP working together

Carilion Clinic runs a wide network of hospitals and physicians, and serves nearly one million Virginians each year. Medical expertise is a major requirement, but a hospital needs so much more to be successful in its mission of care. Hospitals are often high-stress environments—for employees and visitors alike—making the practice of interpersonal skills an important…

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Cabell Brand Award

Nominations Open for the Cabell Brand Hope Award

Cabell Brand — founder of TAP, which is celebrating 53 years of service — was a tireless advocate for a wide spectrum of issues. He generously gave his time and efforts to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. To honor his legacy of service, TAP is proud to announce The Cabell…

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A TAP Program Changed His Life

Vernon Gilbert, better known as “Kooney Frog” in the Mountain Valley community, had lived his entire life in the wheat-packing house his father built. The house—which lacked even basic necessities such as electricity, running water, and plumbing—endured years of weather damage and general wear and tear, eventually becoming so sub-standard it was unsafe to live…

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