Two women wearing medical masks standing in front of racks of clothing

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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TAP Superhero Kids program

TAP Assuming Care Local Mentoring Program

After decades of serving the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia (BBBS) will close effective January 31, 2021. Despite the unfortunate closure, Total Action for Progress (TAP) is honored to assume care of the program. TAP will facilitate the program’s 50 current matches. This will ensure children in the Roanoke Valley continue to receive services and…

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What is the Bringing Hope Home Campaign?

In October 2020, we announced a new fundraising initiative: Bringing Hope Home. This annual campaign was created to raise support for TAP. Funds that you contribute will go directly to programming that uplifts people right here in our community. Our History and Our Future For 55 years TAP has been helping people in southwest Virginia…

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Ted Edlich

2020 Cabell Brand Hope Award Recipient: Ted Edlich

This year we are honored to award Ted Edlich, TAP’s former president, with the 2020 Cabell Brand Hope Award. His dedication to TAP’s mission has extended into his retirement years as he continues to give back to his community. Early Life Ted Edlich grew up in Greenwich Village in Manhattan and has spent most of…

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Seizing the Future—One Woman’s Journey to Recovery

Even small dreams can feel out of reach when we grow up without seeing others able to attain them. That dynamic makes recovery from substance addiction seem almost impossible. Recovery is difficult even at the best of times. For children raised in homes struggling with addiction, a life without substance use—and the possibilities that come…

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Ashley's story

Ashley’s Story

Ashely is a single mother; a survivor; a woman achieving her dreams—how your donations helped make it happen. Poverty has a deeply disenfranchising effect. Your gift to TAP brings hope and opportunity to people in need. Watch the journey of a single mother who escaped domestic violence and overcame disaster to create a new path…

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Two adults sitting on a curb

Trust and Transformation – One Survivor’s Story

In a pandemic, the safest place is at home—except if you live with an abuser. But even the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped people who live with domestic violence making the brave choice to leave and ensure bright, violence-free futures for their families. At TAP Domestic Violence Services, our staff use their experience to help survivors…

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Young girl standing in a school hallway

Project Discovery helps students with college dreams

Since 1981, TAP’s Project Discovery has helped students with college dreams by preparing them for acceptance to college. The program helps at-risk and first-generation students learn about their college options and what it really takes to go to college. Hear from real students with college dreams We recently talked to a few TAP Project Discovery…

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TAP celebrates 55 years of service

Celebrating 55 Years of Service

This year we are celebrating 55 years of service in our community. Over the decades, we have been committed to providing programs to help individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments. This year’s unprecedented challenges have reinforced our calling: to create spaces that foster…

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