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Cabell Brand Hope Award

Nominations Open for the Cabell Brand Hope Award

Cabell Brand — founder of TAP, which is celebrating 55 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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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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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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RESTORE: One Graduate’s Story

Getting the support she needed: TAP’s Re-employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid-Related Epidemic (or RESTORE) program. It’s fair to say that the pandemic has been tough on everyone over the past 16 months. But for those people already struggling before the pandemic, life got much harder. Before COVID-19 reached the Roanoke Valley, Tabitha Harper…

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Mentoring in the Alleghany Highlands

TAP’s Alleghany Highlands Youth Mentoring program needs your help! We are looking for adults to mentor youth, ages 10 to 17, affected by the opioid crisis. Why should you consider mentoring? Purpose Connection Experience Increase positive connection for both the youth and the mentee The skills you learn and practice as a mentor will come…

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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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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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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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