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…
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….
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…