Request a Community Resource Report for Tailored Grief Support

Author: Lalaine Estella

TAPS Care Groups

In addition to peer support and services that TAPS provides, we also connect survivors to grief resources close to home.

Upon request, TAPS can provide a detailed report of support groups in your community. We do the research, make phone calls to group facilitators and ensure the groups are an appropriate fit for you. We find out if groups are actively meeting, when the next meeting will be and what you can expect the first time you go.

These reports, called Community Resource Reports, are provided at no cost to you, and we tailor the information to fit exactly what you're looking for. Whether you prefer a faith-based support group, one close to your work or something specific to your type of loss, we can find options that meet your needs.

If you have found yourself leaning on drugs or alcohol to help you cope with the loss of your loved one, TAPS can help. We work with community partners, such as Foundations Recovery Network, to ensure the underlying issues can be addressed and the needs of surviving military loved ones can be met. We will connect you directly to our community partners who will work with your insurance company. TAPS is here for you and will support you without judgment.

TAPS also hosts our own local support groups known as TAPS Care Groups. Our monthly care groups provide survivors with a truly understanding environment where you can find hope and comfort from your TAPS family. Visit our TAPS Care Group calendar to find a care group near you. If you live near a care group, we also provide this information in your Community Resource Report.

Request a Community Resource Report by calling 800-959-TAPS (8277) or by filling out an online form. You will be asked your name and address, contact information and some basic information about your loss. This information will help us locate the most appropriate resources for you. The more information you provide, the better fit the grief support will be.


From the pen of...
Lalaine Estella is the Manager of TAPS Community Based Care. She is a surviving daughter of Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francisco Estella.