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TAPS provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, casework assistance, and connections to community-based care.
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Kim Ruocco

Kim Ruocco, MSW has been a social worker for over 19 years providing mental health services in various settings both in the military and civilian communities. Her husband, Major John Ruocco, U.S. Marine Corps, was a decorated Cobra gunship pilot and father of two sons. In 2005, Major Ruocco had returned from a tour in Iraq and ten weeks later was preparing for a second tour when he lost his life to suicide. Kim is currently the Manager for Suicide Outreach and Education Programs at The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. In this capacity, with professional skill and personal dedication, Kim provides suicide prevention and postvention programs to military families and personnel throughout the country.

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