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Meet Taetz

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the battle against poverty, your role in the battle, and some of your allies in the fight. See first post. See next post.   NAME: Taetz, M. Alias: “Hibachi Slim” D.O.B: 05/94 LOCATION: Roanoke, VA PSYCH EVAL: Experienced family trauma in youth. Wary of the…

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Sirois veteran program client

Meet Sirois

This is the third in a series of posts about the battle against poverty, your role in the battle, and some of your allies in the fight. See first post. See next post.   NAME: Sirois, M. ALIAS: “Vatic” D.O.B: 12/91 LOCATION: Roanoke, VA PSYCH EVAL: Stress, anger PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 5’10”, brown hair, brown eyes…

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Isobel TAP Domestic Violence Services client

Meet Isobel

This is the second in a series of posts about the battle against poverty, your role in the battle, and some of your allies in the fight. See first post. See next post.   NAME: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX ALIAS: “Aegis,” “Isobel” CATCHPHRASE: “Today’s the time.” D.O.B: 4/79 LOCATION: Veracruz, Mexico; Roanoke, VA PSYCH EVAL: Depressed, hopeless, afraid…

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Superheros

Join Our Team

This is the last in a series of posts about the battle against poverty, your role in the battle, and some of your allies in the fight. To read the series from the beginning click here.   If you’ve been following along with this series, you’ve met your teammates in the battle against poverty, Sirois,…

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TAP CEO Handing off your "mission"

Operation Vanguard

This is the first in a series of posts about the battle against poverty, your role in the battle, and some of your allies in the fight. See next post.   Two days ago, at 2307 hours, our allies intercepted encoded communications meant for ranking members of our enemy’s organization. Upon decryption, the communication yielded…

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TAP Supporters

Three Myths About Volunteering at TAP Tax Clinic

Most people say they want to volunteer. Most also have a hard time committing. TAP’s Tax Clinic, however, has run since 2002 because some dedicated volunteers make the time and commitment to help their neighbors claim their hard-earned money each year. Each year, with the help of volunteers, we file over 1,000 free tax returns…

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TAP Volunteer

Supporter Spotlight: Lawrence Thornhill

From One Veteran to Another Lawrence Thornhill knows that sometimes the best person to help a veteran is another veteran—that’s why he’s interning with our Veterans Services while he studies for his master’s degree in social work through Rutgers University. Through his internship, Lawrence, who is a veteran himself, works directly with vets to help…

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Client of the Year 2019

Client of the Year: Bill Tynes, US Military Veteran

Bill Tynes has worked with TAP over several years to better his housing and life situation. On a recent fall morning, he sat down with our staffers to recount the story of overcoming challenges in his life, including abuse, drug addiction, and near homelessness, to later becoming a homeowner. Growing up, Bill found himself in…

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TAP Press Conference

TAP to Launch New Program for Women in Recovery

Southwest Virginia is at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis with overdose and neonatal abstinence syndrome rates far in excess of state and national averages. Total Action for Progress (TAP) is excited to announce a new program, RESTORE (Re-employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid-Related Epidemic) Southwest Virginia. TAP is one of only five…

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TAP Presents New Legacy Award to George Kegley

We are excited to present a new award at our 2019 Annual Lunch: the Legacy Award. It will be presented to Mr. George Kegley of Roanoke. We congratulate him on this recognition and thank him for his tireless service to our community. About Mr. Kegley Kegley spent 44 years as a journalist for The Roanoke…

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TAP Supporter

Supporter Spotlight: Q&A with Suzanne Thorniley

Suzanne Thorniley, a licensed therapist trained in domestic violence work, is a supporter of TAP’s Domestic Violence Services (DVS) and has volunteered with the program for the past eight years. Her passion for the work of DVS is contagious. Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with Suzanne and reflect on her experience with the…

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What you don't see on TV; Domestic Violence

What You Don’t See On TV

How abusers blame their victims, manipulate the system, & how we can stop it Domestic violence is almost always worse than it seems because abusers are the worst of humanity: they’re great manipulators who find loopholes, muddy the waters wherever they can, and keep whole families isolated, terrified, and unable to live up to their…

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