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How to Pre-register for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Help your friends and family register for a COVID-19 vaccine by sharing this information with them. You can also call the vaccine hotline at 877-829-4682 if you prefer to speak with someone by phone. You can pre-register for a vaccine on the Virginia Department of Health’s vaccine website.  The vaccine is free for everyone.  Transportation…

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TAP Books at Work in the Community

Today it seems like even entry-level jobs require some form of work experience. It’s a Catch-22: you won’t be hired without experience, but you can’t gain experience without being hired. Marquayna Hamm lived that journey. She went from working at a job that didn’t inspire her to landing a job at Roanoke Memorial Hospital—and she…

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Support for Working Parents

Support for working parents through TAP SwiftStart Sometimes all it takes to change your life is having the right people in your corner. For two young mothers in our SwiftStart program, those right people were SwiftStart career mentors—and each other. SwiftStart works by removing some of the common barriers parents face when looking for well-paying…

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Carter Bank & Trust and TAP Announcement

Carter Bank & Trust (CB&T) has announced a new partnership with Total Action for Progress (TAP) through their CARE Forward Campaign. This campaign will donate $10 to TAP for every new checking account opened until later this year. This generous support is in addition to the support CB&T has already committed to TAP’s Bringing Hope…

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Help Keep Kids Safe with Supervised Visitation

Rising Need In a time of rising domestic violence rates, we need to give at-risk families safe options. Sabrina’s Place provides secure supervised visitation and safe exchange services. It is one of the safest ways to prevent known abusers from committing violent acts during custody exchanges. As lockdowns started, domestic violence advocates were on high…

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Supporting Sabrina’s Place

“Sabrina’s Place means a lot to us, because Sabrina Reed’s life was taken suddenly and tragically and she was one of our sorority members,” says Katina Hamlar, president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Chi Omega Chapter. “The sorority sisters loved [Sabrina] and felt a great sense of loss. They see [Sabrina’s Place]…

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Inspiring Others to Give

One local business man is inspiring others to give. When Bob Fetzer, president of Building Specialists, Inc., heard about our efforts to raise funds during the pandemic, he was struck by our vision during a time of crisis. He received a call from Annette Lewis, our president and CEO, asking if Building Specialists would continue…

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Relief Loan Fund is offering loans up to $3,000 for businesses impacted by the pandemic. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of this for your business. Has COVID-19 affected your small business? Eligible businesses must be located in the City of Roanoke, be at least two years old, and have…

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First-time Homebuyer Q&A

Being a first-time homebuyer comes with a learning curve and purchasing your first home is a big step. It’s normal to have some questions along the way. Our Housing Counseling program has the answers for first-time homebuyers—and can help for free! The program offers assistance in the form of: A First-time Homebuyers Education Workshop Pre-purchase…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Angie and Sarah of Covington

The Second Chances Clothing Closet started small, but with the belief that small efforts can make big impacts. Beginning as a clothing drive offering donated men’s suits for job interviews, it now operates year-round at 118 S. Lexington Avenue in Covington, providing free clothing for men, women, and kids, housewares, and even furniture. The success…

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TAP Personal Finance Services

Becoming Financially Independent

TAP’s Financial Services component offers a way for clients to become financially independent through an array of programs, including offering personal finance coaching, providing small business loans, assisting in the purchase of a house, and maximizing annual tax refunds. Now, perhaps more than ever, these programs are important avenues to give people the opportunities to…

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Mental Health in a Pandemic

A Shoulder to Lean On We’re now almost a year in to the pandemic that stopped life as we knew it in its tracks. As families around the world are feeling the strain, some right here in our own community now have a new shoulder to lean on. Monique Worrell, a licensed clinical social worker…

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Bringing Hope Home community sponsors

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Our Partners Make a Difference We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, whose contributions have helped lead the way in our Bringing Hope Home campaign. Our sponsors, shown below, collectively contributed $40,000 toward the campaign. Their generosity has directly benefitted the people TAP serves, helping us to offer life-changing programming in the areas of…

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