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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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Why Sell The Dumas, A Valuable Piece Of History

Many of you have heard speculation that the Dumas Center for Artistic and Cultural Development is for sale. This is indeed true. The building is currently on the market for the list price of $1,075,000. In the early 1990s, at the request of then Mayor Noel C. Taylor, TAP agreed to take ownership of the…

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How Local Support Saved the Fathers First Program

Finding out he was going to become a father changed Kenyatta Cole’s life. He joined Fathers First to help build the skills he knew would help him be the best father he could be. However, there very nearly was no Fathers First program for him to join. In September of 2015 Fathers First saw its…

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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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YALE students

TAP Education Programs Make A Difference

Royanik and Mina, former YALE students, found it hard to stay out of trouble. Mina even admits she got locked up, fought a lot, and disrespected her mother and other authority figures. With guidance from the YALE program, the girls were able to turn things around and set their lives on the right track. After…

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